ANNUAL TOWN CRIERS COMPETITION
Saturday 28 April 2018
On Saturday, 28th April 2018, Twenty Two Town Criers from the South and West plus other parts of the country will arrive in Yeovil to test their vocal chords on the Citizens of Yeovil.
The competitors will assemble at the Town House to be welcomed by his Worship, the Mayor of Yeovil. The Draw and Judges Briefing will then take place. At 10.00 a.m. they will walk to King George Street, form up and parade Mayor leading - via the Borough and through Middle Street, finally arriving at the Open Air Entertainment Area in The Triangle. The competition will then commence following an Opening Cry from Bruce Trigger, the Yeovil Town Crier.
During the programme, each competitor will be performing a Cry based on his or her own Home Town. The Criers will return to perform a Cry of their choice. The judges' scores will then be assessed.
The Competition will close at approximately 2.00pm with a Closing Cry by Bruce Trigger.
The announcement of the results will be made at The Mermaid Hotel & Restaurant prior to prize giving. Prizes will be awarded for the overall winner, the first and second Runners-Up, the Best Dressed Crier, Best Dressed Couple and Best Dressed Escort, these will be released to the press the following week.