Gingerbread Festival 2019

Ormskirk Community Partnership are busy making the final preparations for this year’s Gingerbread Festival. The annual festival, founded in 2016, was originally held on a Saturday alongside the traditional market. Local performers were present to demonstrate a wide variety of talents, while local groups provided an eclectic soundtrack to brighten everyone’s day.

With assistance from West Lancashire Borough Council 2018 saw the festival move to a Sunday. The whole town centre was dedicated to the Gingerbread Festival and a celebration of Ormskirk’s heritage. With 2018’s festival hailed a success 2019’s festival will again be on a Sunday, 14th July.

The event will follow a similar format, with many local traders grasping the opportunity for a market stall on the day, and some town centre retailers will be serving fresh gingerbread –made to traditional Ormskirk recipes. Enter the free prize draw at the Ormskirk Community Partnership stall during the festival too.
Mr Stix and Edge Hill University will be providing entertainment throughout the day, and a ‘flash mob’ will be springing up. Don’t miss the Live Music throughout the day on the Clock tower stage!

Girl with Gingerbread Model

The event couldn’t happen without the support of sponsors. Major sponsors for the 2019 festival include West Lancashire Borough Council, Bradley Hall and Merseyrail.

OCP Chairman, Dave Mutch, added,

‘Things are once again shaping up to be a real partnership this year – we have involvement from large companies, youth organisations, the University, local businesses and of course the Council – we just need people to turn up and enjoy a fantastic day. We hope to see everyone there”.

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