The Bonnet Guild in Stewarton dates from 1933 when a group of local businessmen joined forces to provide the families and children of the town, with a summer, gala day. To this day, the core purpose of the Bonnet Guild remains the same.
A week long programme of fun and games is now organised by the Guild, including treasure hunts, children’s disco, football tournaments, and a fancy dress parade. Each year Stewarton Academy recommends a Corsehill Queen and her court (from current 2nd year students) to the Bonnet Guild, and the week culminates in the crowing of the Corsehill Queen on gala day, which is traditionally held on the third Saturday in June.
The Bonnet Guild is a non-profit making organisation run by volunteer members. Gala day is the main source of fundraising - the proceeds of which go towards funding the following year’s activities.
We are always looking for new ideas and ways to include local organisations, clubs and groups – so if you’ve got an idea or request get in touch! It’s your community. It’s your festival. Get involved!
Further information on current and upcoming events can be found on the @bonnetguild FaceBook page.