This year’s runs from Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 May. For the ninth year running Cancer Research UK opened Gala Week by providing THE BIG BUDLEIGH BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH in the Public Hall. The Budleigh Gala Week is organised by Budleigh Salterton Lions Club. See more information about the Lions at http://www.budleighlions.org/
On the Green itself families gathered to watch the displays and visit stalls representing the many Budleigh societies. As well as the teas there was face painting and a bouncy castle. Gala Week included a young pirates' treasure hunt and the popular pedigree and novelty dog show. There have been competitions throughout the week for young cyclists, pavement artists and beach fishermen, dog agility classes, a family treasure hunt, art and craft sessions, and a host of musical entertainment and cookery demonstrations. The Shandford residential care home has held its popular coffee morning and the Public Hall has seen a table top flea market. Budleigh Salterton Games Club has given wannabe bowlers and croquet players the chance to try the games for free.
Displays on The Green continued during the afternoon with the cheerleaders followed by the baton twirlers.