Programme of events for the 2019 Great Knaresborough Bed Race. For visitor information including parking, road closures and other visitor advice please visit the race day information page.
Programme of events
09:00 - 11:00am
Gathering of the beds in the grounds of Knaresborough Castle.
Judging begins of the best-dressed beds.
The announcement of best-dressed beds competition winners at Castle Grounds.
Conyngham Hall Field
The opening of attractions at Conyngham Hall Fields, including amusements, fete, charity stalls, bars and food etc.
Starting from Castlegate, the Parade of decorated beds, bands, floats, dancing and marching groups, parade through Knaresborough town centre to Conyngham Hall. Judging of the Most Entertaining Teams is staged as the teams pass down the High Street.
Bed Race Welcome Ceremony
Welcome ceremony at Conyngham Hall Fields by the Mayor of Knaresborough.
Bed Race Starts
Teams set off at intervals of a few seconds.
3:15 - 4:00pm
Bed Race Finishers Arrive at the Finishing Line
Having taken under 15 minutes for the fastest,and about twice that time for the slowest.