Moulton Chapel Tuliptime Parade and Scarecrow Festival

Moulton Chapel Parade'The parade wends its way around the village ANL-140405-181351001
Moulton Chapel Parade'The parade wends its way around the village ANL-140405-181351001

If it’s free entertainment you’re seeking this bank holiday weekend then head to Moulton Chapel.

The Tuliptime Parade of colourful floats is the centre of attractions, but there is far more going on than that.

New for this year is a Scarecrow Festival, on display at prominent viewing positions within the village for everyone to enjoy.

Judging for the best scarecrows will take place over the weekend, with cash prizes awarded on Sunday.

Moulton Chapel is also hosting two of the district’s church flower festivals.

At Moulton Chapel Methodist Church the theme is The Magic of the Musicals, with arrangements interpreting famous West End and US musicals, and craft and bric-a-brac stalls to browse.

The event continues until Monday, as does the festival at St James Church in the village.

However, Moulton Chapel’s Tuliptime parade and festivities on Sunday has grown into a major event.

The parade itself , headed by the float carrying the Tuliptime Queen, Prince and Princess, starts at 3pm, but there will be entertainment both before and after the parade has finished, as well as craft and trade stalls.

Entertainment includes Holbeach Town Band, Die Apfeitizers Oompah Band, Moulton Chapel School, Endana School of Dance, Polka Dots and Spalding Folk Club, as well as displays of classic cars and vintage tractors.

Naturally, there will be a wide range of food and drink available to buy, from the Nippy Chippy bus, ice cream stands and the two local pubs.