Garston Gallopers

Dance sides, Free

Garston Gallopers are a mixed Cotswold style Morris side, with distinctive purple and green colours, based in East Garston, West Berkshire.
From: West Berkshire
Style: Cotswold
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Garston Gallopers

Festival locations

Events are located around the town centre, mainly Sandpit Field and Shore road. Click here for a map of the locations.


Some parts of the Festival are free and others need you to buy a ticket. Click here for more details about tickets.

Garston Gallopers

Garston Gallopers are a mixed Morris dancing side based at East Garston in the Valley of the Racehorse, West Berkshire.

Their typical Cotswold style costume includes ‘bells and baldricks’ in the colours of purple and green, the village colours from the school uniform and the racing colours of a prominent racehorse trainer from the village.

The galloper emblem is the Carousel Galloper, a classic from the traditional British vintage funfair.

Each year Swanage is filled with a music and dance spectacle,
including FREE and ticketed events across the weekend.


Craft fair, children’s entertainment, afternoon concerts – On Sandpit field

Dance displays, a procession and music – all around the town

Tickets needed

Evening concerts – on Sandpit field

Comedy Club  and concerts and in the Conservative Club  –

Ceilidh in Swanage School

Workshops – various locations