An old Leicestershire custom believed to date back to pagan times and which takes place in Hallaton village each Easter Monday.
From the organisers…
9.30 am band will play at Medbourne (if band available).
10.30 am Children’s Parade led by the band from the Bewicke Arms to the Parsh Church (if band available).
11.00 am Service in the Parish Church, hymns played by the organist. Uppingham Band Ensemble are playing all morning.
1.00 pm Band will play at the cross – weather permitting
1.45 pm Hare Pie Parade from The Fox Inn to the church gates
2.00 pm. Cutting up and distributing of hare pie at the church gates
2.10 pm Decorating of the bottle at the village green, followed by the parade to the top of the village
1.45 pm Bottle kicking parade from The Fox Inn to the Hare Pie Bank, when the contest between Hallaton and Medbourne Begins.
After the contest come and see the conquering heroes celebrate at the cross.
Proceeds to local charities
The History of the Hallaton Bottle Kicking and Hare Pie Scrambling has links that could well date back over 1,000 years to Pagan times. The event carries many centuries-old customs and practices to this day.
The organisers of the event do so on traditional grounds and cannot accept any liability for injury, loss or damage to anyone or their property attending this event. All participants and spectators are advised to take extreme caution during the actual Bottle Kicking contest as serious injury can occur.
The landowners do not give any consent to enter the fields where the event takes place and anyone entering the land does so at their own risk and acknowledges that neither the organisers nor the landowners can accept any liability for injury, loss or damage to anyone or their property.
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