The Great Barnsley Bunt Off! - Penistone

Barnsley Town Centre

We want Barnsley to be the 'Best Dressed' town in the Tour de Yorkshire - and need your help!

Put on your best bib and tucker, spruce up gardens, streets and front yards, and 'bring out the bunting' in style in an effort to win the crown of 'best dressed'. 

Drop-in or stay all day

With live music and refreshments to cheer on the troops! At our 3 events you will be able to make bunting, get inspiration with ideas for decorating your home and street, and discover other ways in which your school, friendship group or community can join this years celebrations:

Town Centre, 15th February - The Core, Voluntary Action Barnsley, Countty Way, 2-8pm 

Elsecar, Saturday 17th February, The Ironworks, Elsecar Heritage Centre, 11-4pm 

Penistone, Friday 23rd March, Penistone Town Hall, 12-4pm

To register your interest or find out more email or visit

Other ways you can support the 'Great Barnsley Bunt Off'

Fabric Collection Banks

We need your funky, vintage and brights!  Whether cut from old shirts or the remnants from projects, please drop your clean fabric (particularly blues and yellow tones) to one of 2 collection points. The Core, Voluntary Action Barnsley, County Way (Monday 5th Feb- Friday 10th Feb, 9-5pm) or Penistone Town Hall (Monday 5th Feb- Friday 10th Feb, 9-5pm, Please call: 01226 773012 in advance).

Sewing Machine Loans 

If you have a reliable sewing machine and wouldn’t mind loaning it to this event please leave a message with Creative Recovery on (01226) 320147 and we’ll be in touch. To become part of this event and receive regular updates and inspiration register as a group or individual by emailing with your name, name of your group, and area or address. If you already have ideas or plans in motion let us know and share on #Barnsleyingear

We are also carrying out a survey for residents and businesses to help us plan the event. Please take 5 minutes to give us your views. Scan the codes or use the links below.

Residents or visitors