Tablers are always being encouraged to #DoMore, through their own Table, community events or even international events.
We want to take the time to highlight some of the best events to get involved with in Table in 2016. Some you may have heard of, others may be brand new. Get involved!
Dartford Easter egg Hunt
Saturday 26th March
Dartford Round Table are just about shaking off their tags as new kids on the block and last year launched a highly successful Easter egg hunt. They’ve now provided a guide on pages (--) as to how to run your own events like this. If you fancy seeing how it works in action, they’ll be at Central Park in Dartford showing you how it’s done. Bring the kids.
Find more info on Facebook: Dartford Egg Hunt
Arbroath Festival of Heroes
Saturday 4th June
Brand new for 2016, Arbroath Round Table are launching their Festival of Heroes. Working with local Armed Forces and Emergency Service groups, up to 10,000 people are expected to attend to recognise the local heroes from the community and services.
There is a buzz about this event – keep an eye out for updates on their Facebook Page Arbroath’s Festival of Heroes.
Wakefield Festival of Beer
24th – 25th June
Back for 2016, this event is now in its fourth year. If you love your ale, you’re in for a treat with over 70 craft ales on offer as well as ciders, perrys, wine and sloe gin. There were 700 guests per session during the two day event last year – will you be one of them?
Find out the latest on their website, Wakefieldfestivalofbeer.co.uk
Guernsey Harbour Carnival
Friday 22nd July
If you fancy heading to visit our friends in the Channel Islands, Guernsey Round Table will be holding their harbour carnival again this year. Last years event included duck racing, dinghy and raft races as well as a tug-of-war competition.
Keep an eye out for updates on their website HarbourCarnival.gg
Saturday 30th July
The South West Birdman event was bigger and better last year as it became a free event for the first time in ten years. As well as the famous Birdman jump from the pier, the event included games for the family and a beer and cider fest.
The Table family had the added bonus of a camping weekend away connected with the event – Will we hear the band “Jose and the Hotdogs” again this year?
Keep an eye out for updates on their Facebook page, Southwest Birdman.
Milford Haven Carnival
Saturday 2nd July
Present in the local community for over 55 years, we’ve had the early whisper that the theme for this years Milton Haven carnival may very well be “sport”. The event is well regarded within the local community and the procession will start at 1pm from Waterloo square in Hakin.
You can follow up to date information on their Facebook page: Milford Haven Carnival
Saturday 2nd July
This annual Colourthon event raises over £100,000 for charities and good causes. The flagship event is the Moonlight colourthon – a sponsored walk with a difference! Walkers will take on a half marathon at night time and are encouraged to dress as brightly as they can imagine. If you don’t fancy the half marathon, they also offer a Twilight colourthon (10K) and Sunlight colourthon for the under 16’s.
Find out more on their website: Colourthon.org
Saturday 9th July
Originally a marquee in a field, this event has grown at a phenomenal rate, last year moving to a new site at Pingles Leisure Park in Nuneaton. Now in its eighth year, it showcases some of the best new and emerging talent from across the West Midlands.
As well as musical entertainment, food is on offer from local restaurants and you can keep your singing voice lubricated with locally brewed ale.
Keep an eye out for updates on their Facebook page Nunfest – Nuneaton Round Tables Charity Beer and Music Festival
Newcastle Cider and Chilli Festival
After two successful years, this event will be making a return for 2016. Last year’s event was pretty spicy with the UK’s hottest chilli pepper making an appearance. The guys are still considering the dates for 2016 so there is plenty of time to decide whether to come along (and to get the toilet roll into the fridge). Find the latest info out on their Facebook page Newcastle RoundTable.
St. Austell Banger Rally
6th – 10th October 2016
The banger rally team from St. Austell Round Table are back for 2016 with “Vegas or bust”. No, you won’t be heading to Sin City in Nevada, but to a small village in Murcia, Spain.
These details are hot off the press – but keep an eye on their website bangerrally.co.uk for the most up to date information.