2019 Bed Race Programme

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

Castle Grounds

Gathering of the beds in the grounds of Knaresborough Castle.


Castle Grounds

Judging begins of the best-dressed beds.


Castle Grounds

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.


Presentation of Prizes

The announcement of winners and display of times.