THE RUFFORTH RUN
Join us as we celebrate West Lancashire's
unique and little known place in history.
We were the first English folks to plant the potato.
15 years before Sir Walter Raleigh presented the humble potato
to Queen Elizabeth 1st, we'd already filled our boot's with pratos!
NEXT RUFFORTH RUN MAY 20th 2023
THE ODE TO THE RUFFORD
CONGRATULATIONS TO TED MIDDLEHURST
FOR BEING THE FIRST NAME TO BE ADDED
TO THE TOP PRATER TROPHY.
WHAT AN INCREDIBILE PRATER EATING EFFORT IT WAS TO BEHOLD!
THE INNAUGURAL RUFFORTH RUN
21st and 22nd MAY 2022
We meet on the LION car park at 10am on Saturday in all manner of vintage vehicles.
After a lot of bonnet stroking we partake in a hearty breakfast.
Then in high spirits we set off in procession to Fiddlers Farm in Rufford.
Here we receive the first potato of England,
the Mighty Rufford New Potato.
Pratos will be presented by our May Queens
to each vehicle driver,
who will then carry their precious cargo back to the RED LION.
On arriving at the LION the Ruffords will be
prepared, boiled and slathered in butter.
The ODE to the RUFFORD shall be read.
THE TOP PRATO TROPHY
She/He who eats the most pratos in the allotted 30 seconds
shall be crowned TOP PRATO of 2022
Their name will be added to the noble Top Prato Trophy.
After much merriment
The SYMBOLICS will play two sets of fabulous music
with a drizzle of country sauce.
An afternoon performance by the amazing singer songwriter
Late Afternoon and Evening
THE HELEN MAY BLUES EXPERIENCE
It's going to be a beltin' weekend.