August 2015 in Guernsey

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August 2015 in Guernsey

August 2015 in Guernsey means summer shows and there’s plenty to enjoy! As well as the shows there’s a scarecrow festival, film screenings and heritage celebrations at Castle Cornet.

Guernsey scarecrow
Castle Cornet
Seafront Sunday parade in Guernsey

Sand Racing at Vazon Bay

1st August

Watch as bikes take to the sand from 12.30pm.

Torteval Scarecrow Festival

1st & 2nd August

Scarecrow trail through the parish of Vale. Refreshments available.

Taste Guernsey Seafront Sunday

2nd August

Enjoy the tasty produce, watch a cookery demo or peruse the stalls along the seafront on St Peter.

KPMG Castle Nights

7th August

Castle Cornet throws open its historical doors for free with music, poetry and dancing taking place. Picnic’s welcome, refreshments available.

British Motor Racing Hill Climb

8th August

Val des Terres becomes the route for motor sprint racing. watch from 9.30am, refreshments available.

Oddsocks Outdoor Theatre

14th – 15th & 17th – 22nd August

Watch Much Ado About Nothing or Twelfth Night performed at Castle Cornet at 7pm. Ticketed event, picnics welcome.

Battle of Flowers Float in Guernsey named e-i-e-i-o
Pirate Ship in Guernsey's battle of Flowers
Horses and carriage at The West Show in Guernsey

The South Show

14th – 15th August

The first of the Guernsey Summer Shows with traditional crafts, home grown produce and stalls.

Sand Racing at Vazon Bay

15th August

Watch as bikes take to the sand from 12.30pm.

Fete D’Etai: Summer Festival

16th August

Castle Cornet opens its doors for medieval fun including archery, sword fighting, music, crafts and medieval storytelling.

Donkey Derby

16th August

Charity Donkey racing and stalls at Saumrez Park.

The West Show

19 – 20 August

The second big Guernsey Summer Show at L’Eree Aerodrome. Entertainment, stalls, competitions, food and beer tents and a big fairground.

Deckchairs at Sure Big Screen
Fort Pezeries, Guernsey
Guernsey hill climb

Sure Big Screen

25th – 31st August

3 films each day at Cobo Bay’s outdoor cinema with a children’s film family film and one for grown ups in the evening.

The North Show & Battle of Flowers

26th – 27th August

The finale of the Guernsey Summer Shows at Saumarez Park where the traditional show also includes a Battle of Flowers Parade.

Sand Racing at Vazon Bay

29th August

Watch as bikes take to the sand from 11.30pm.

Fête des Dolmans

29th – 31st August

Visit a Dolman a day with experts from Guernsey Museum.

Seafront Sunday with Guernsey Marathon

30th August

Stalls and fun at St Peter Port Seafront as well as a marathon event.

Motor Racing Hill Climb

31st August

Val des Terres becomes the route for motor sprint racing. Watch from 9am, refreshments available.

Useful Contacts

Vegetable judging at Guernsey show
Colourful train at The North Show in Guernsey
Flowers at The West Show in Guernsey
Throughout the year Guernsey has a series of markets and food events showcasing the best local produce with specialities such as Guernsey Gâche and fresh seafood on offer:
  • Castel Parish Farmers Market opens at 9am every other Saturday throughout the year in Le Friquet Garden Centre, Castel.
  • The Farmers and Fisherman’s Market offers Fresh local produce including locally caught seafood. Open every Saturday from 9am, during the winter months the market operates from St Martin’s Parish Hall and moves to Sausmarez Manor from April.
  • Fresh Fridays Produce Market in Market Square, St Peter Port, opens from 8.30am until 2.30pm every Friday. Guernsey local produce is for sale including fresh fish, meat, vegetables, chutney, pâté, deli and cakes.
  • St Peter’s Community Market offers a selection of plants, pies, homemade jams and fresh produce every Wednesday 10-11am in the Community Hut, behind St. Peter’s Post Office.

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