The Gala is held every year on the first Saturday in August. During the year the Gala Committee consisting of about 12 members hold meetings to plan and organise Gala Day. The Gala Queen is chosen in May at a disco and the attendants are picked from Primary School children. On Gala Day the procession of Band, floats and fancy dress entrants sets off from one end of the village and goes to the Gala Field at the other end. On the field the Fancy Dress prizes are given out and during the afternoon there are side stall attractions and various refreshments available. The childrens sports are followed by a fell race and the day is finished off with a family disco. Donations are made to village causes and the Committee arrange a Christmas Party for smaller children.
Hellifield Gala Committee can be contacted on: