Expect mermaids, lighthouses and Victorian barge owners to be walking through Monton village today as part of the Monton Festival canal-themed fancy dress contest.
The Festival, organised annually by the Monton Village Community Association, is themed with the Bridgewater Canal's 250th anniversary and, as well as the fancy dress contest there will be a special half hour show on the history of the canal by the Barton Players plus a historical exhibition and talks on the famous orange waterway.
The Monton Village Festival will also feature fashion shows, music and entertainment from Monton Voices, lots of children's events (including storytime at Monton Church) and over seventy stalls and shops selling everything from food to jewellery. On the green there's a funfair too with 1950s rides.
EVENTS IN THE MARQUEE
11-11:30am – Monton Voices (music and entertainment)
12 – 1pm Fashion and Hair Display (Marmalade)
1:30-2pm Barton Players (historical show)
2:30-3pm Fancy Dress Judging
3:30-4:00pm Fashion and Hair Display (Marmalade)
Saturday 2nd July 9am-4pm
Free parking in the centre of the village. Buses 33, 63, 68, 70 and 22 all run through the village or it's a 15 minute walk from Eccles rail station or Metro link.