Your last chance to be festival King or Queen

Princess and knight Isabel and Robert Foster who are leading the parade at the Riverside Festival in Gainsborough this year.
Princess and knight Isabel and Robert Foster who are leading the parade at the Riverside Festival in Gainsborough this year.

TIME is running out for youngsters who want to enter to be the King and Queen of this year’s Gainsborough Riverside Festival.

A fun-packed day for all of the family is planned for Saturday 11th June featuring live music, stalls, fireworks and much, much more - but we need a young King and Queen to lead the parade.

Gary Cooke from Gainsborough Town Council said: “It’s really an opportunity to be a large part of Gainsborough’s major social community event of the year.”

“The King and Queen will lead the parade and get a VIP reception at the official opening of the Riverside Festival.

“They are an essential part of the day, and I would encourage any youngsters who want to be involved to write in - it would be a terrible shame if we didn’t have a King or Queen.”

He continued: “The Riverside Festival will once again make Gainsborough the place to be for all age groups, and there’s a large community commitment from lots of people around the town to make it a truly special event.”

“I would like to offer Smiffy’s and The Standard our gratitude for their kind contributions and invite all local businesses to get involved.”

Gary added: “We’re always on the lookout for volunteers so please get in touch if you’d like to lend a hand.”

The King and Queen of the Riverside Festival will lead the parade as well as winning goodies from the Gainsborough Standard, Smiffy’s and other local businesses.

To enter, just write to us saying why you think you should King or Queen and what you love about Gainsborough and the festival.

Send your entries to Riverside Festival King and Queen, 5 -7 Market Place, Gainsborough, DN21 2BP or email newsroom@gainsboroughstandard.co.uk.Entrants must be aged between 7-12 years old and entries should arrive no later than Wednesday 11th May.

For more information on the festival contact Gary on 01427 811573.