Wellow Maypole Celebrations

Monday, 27th May 2019 : 12 noon to 5pm


The village of Wellow will once more celebrate the arrival of spring, whatever the weather, on the Late Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th May. A traditional family friendly event centred around the village's spectacular 17 metres high painted maypole on the village green. Following the children's procession from St. Swithin's church, the main focus of Maypole Day is, of course, the Crowning of the new May Queen. After this, the children perform a variety of intricate maypole dances they have learnt in the weeks leading up to the big day. This year all eyes will be on Falconry Experiences, appearing at Wellow for the first time, giving flying and static demonstrations on the maypole green during the afternoon. There will be live music, traditional Punch and Judy, children's swing boats, and lots of stalls, crafts and games to keep everyone amused. Hot and cold food is available throughout the afternoon, including delicious home made cakes from our renowned cake stall in the village hall. Admission is free, but we do hope you will buy a programme and some raffle tickets and have a go on the tombolas to help fund next year's event. Parking is available at Wellow Dam and Wellow House School. See you there!

Event Location: Wellow