The Gazetteer


Hallaton (near Market Harborough) - Bottle Kicking & Hare Scramble Pie, on Easter Monday - A parade lead by a green-robed man carrying a pole topped by a metal hare, a lady in old fashioned costume carrying a basket of penny loaves, two young ladies carrying a large hare pie, followed by three men in football shirts carrying three bottles above their heads, and a band with bagpipes and drums. They leaveThe Fox pub in the early afternoon followed by a crowd and parade through the village, stopping at the cross on the village green near the Berwick Arms before going to the church where the pie is broken into pieces and thrown into the crowd. The parade returns to the cross where the loaves are broken and thrown into the crowd before they are led to the top of the hill where the bottle-kicking starts. The two teams of Hallaton and Medbourne kick and run with each bottle until they are taken either over the fields and across a hedge into Medbourne, or down the hill and across the brook behind the Berwick Arms to Hallaton. The Hallaton team is exclusive to villagers but the Medbourne team is open to all and both teams have large numbers chasing the bottles on mass.

Long Clawston - Vale of Belvoir Conker Championships. This happens every year in October.

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Barrow upon Soar,
, Hathern.

Apple Day, October 21st

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