Programme of Events
|1.00 pm||Benson’s Family Funfair Opens|
Thanks to Tommy and Denelia Benson and their family for the continued support and help they give to make the bonfire a great success.
|4.00 pm||The Copse Bar Opens|
The official bar of the Ripley Bonfire Association opens. Situated on the green, serving the cheapest beer in the village and proceeds go towards the event and the community.
|6.00 pm||Hog Roast Stall Opens|
Situated by the entrance to the green and with help from the Ripley Bowls Club will be serving freshly carved pork. All proceeds go towards the event and the community.
|6.15 pm||Assembly of the Floats|
The floats for the procession will assemble in the car park of the village hall. (Please note, this car park is closed for the duration of the event.)
|6.30 pm||Assembly of Fancy Dress|
All participants for the fancy dress competition will assemble in the village hall.
|6.45 pm||Judging of the Fancy Dress and Floats|
Judging of the fancy dress commences by the Ripley Bonfire Queen for the Lara Watts Trophy and prizes. Judging of the floats by a guest judge for the Annual Trophy and prizes.
|7.10 pm||Torchlit Procession Commences|
The torchlit procession, led by the Ripley Bonfire Queen and her attendants, preceded by the band, leaves the village hall and makes its way to the green.
|7.30 pm||Lighting of the Bonfire!|
The torchlit procession arrives on the green and the Ripley Bonfire Queen lights the bonfire.
|8.00 pm||Firework Display Commences|
Thanks to Dynamic Fireworks for, year on year, delivering such an outstanding display. (Please note, bar service at The Copse Bar is suspended during the display.)
|8.20 pm||Live Music Begins|
Live music commences next to The Copse Bar as service resumes for the remainder of the evening.