This event was originally planned for 2020 but has been postponed until Bank Holiday Saturday 28th August 2021. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date.
Our big bonfire events are truly spectacular and world renown. The construction of the themed centre piece takes in excess of 2 years to build and the attention to detail is amazing, but we would say that!
On the night itself there will be music, fun and information about our history etc.. on the very big screen progressing the build up as the light disappears.
The spectacular starts with a massive Pyromusical fireworks display, themed to music, and fired from the ship this is an event in its own right! Then when we have cleared the cabling for the fireworks we will begin the the lighting ceremony, followed by the finale display which will be high in the sky!!! AN EVENT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!!!
Here is a youtube video of our last bonfire "Trumpton" in 2015:
More information about our reason for the theme etc..
It was due to an invite from the Lord Mayor of Plymouth to attend the 350th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower in 1970 that lead to the Great Torrington Cavaliers formation with the motto “Let’s put on events the like of which Torrington has never seen before!”
2020 is the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower sailing and our 50th so this bonfire is going to be something special. We are officially an "On Board” partner of the Mayflower 400 team who are co ordinating the national commemoration and the links with the USA and the Netherlands. Our bonfire spectacular is now part of the Mayflower 400 year of events.
The build in now in progress and can be followed on our bonfire Timeline here
The planning and building of such a spectacular event takes a lot of time and dedication from our members and helpers but also all the organisations and individuals who help make this all possible whether it be financial, free hire of plant and staff, construction of specialist items required, loan of facilities to stage events free of charge, donations, both financial and equipment / materials, fundraising, loan of land the list is not exhaustive please see who is helping us so far at our friends and supporters page here.
NB: There will be NO tickets on sale on the day at the main site gates, please purchase in advance.
Disabled Park & View tickets will be sold on the day at the gates to the fields for £20 per car.
Tickets are now back on sale below:
Below are some photos of the build progress in October 2020.