Come and join us on Monday 6th May 2024

Kingsbury May Festival 2024

The Festival starts at 11am on Monday May 6th 2024

The festival is an annual event that celebrates the arrival of spring in the beautiful village of Kingsbury Episcopi which is located in Somerset, England.

It is a fun-filled day of music, dancing, food, and traditional May Day festivities that have been observed for centuries, which typically takes place on the May Day Bank Holiday and is organised by an amazing team of volunteers from the local community.

At 12 noon, to the sound of the church bells and traditional piped music, the floral procession headed by the famous Green Man will be paraded from the “Cabbage Patch” into Church street to the top, where the tradition of May Pole dancing will be performed by the local school children.

After the procession, the festival moves to the village green and fields, where there are stalls selling local produce and crafts, as well as games for the children.

There will be a wide selection of food outlets offering everything from pizza, Thai, Mexican, Tacos, hog roast, vegan food…waffles crepes shakes and ice creams.

Throughout the day, there are a variety of traditional May Day activities taking place, such as Morris dancing and maypole dancing. 

We have many exhibitors attending the festival and we are so excited to share the details with you nearer the event.

There are also 2 music stages which are host to live music performances, including local bands and choirs, as well as visiting acts from around the country.

Also, due to popular demand, the St Giles Animal Centre Dog Show makes it’s return this year as well as the renowned Classic Car show. There really is something for everyone!

The festival is a wonderful opportunity to experience the traditions and community spirit of Kingsbury Episcopi. It is a family-friendly event that offers something for everyone, from the youngest children to the oldest adults.

So, if you’re in South Somerset this May Day, make sure to put the Kingsbury Episcopi May Festival in your calendar!

The Year of the Insect

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Festival theme is ‘Year of the Insect‘. We will be celebrating the incredible diversity and importance of  these little creatures. They may be small but they’re certainly not insignificant. In fact did you know that insects outnumber us humans by 200,000,000 to 1! We would love you to join us in supporting this important part of our ecosystem. So don’t forget to checkout the ‘Bug Zone’ which you’ll find in the Church car park at the end of Church Street

The Year of the Insect

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Festival theme is ‘Year of the Insect‘. We will be celebrating the incredible diversity and importance of  these little creatures. They may be small but they’re certainly not insignificant. In fact did you know that insects outnumber us humans by 200,000,000 to 1! We would love you to join us in supporting this important part of our ecosystem. So don’t forget to checkout the ‘Bug Zone’ which you’ll find in the Church car park at the end of Church Street

What's on at The Festival

The 2024 Kingsbury May Festival is destined to be a highlight of the year! Here’s just a taster to wet your appetite… We have: 

  • Traditional Maypole dancing and Morris Men
  • Fantastic music performances throughout the day
  • So many activities for children (and adults!) of all ages
  • Stalls for everyone
  • Food & drink galore!
  • Fun for your four legged friends (and their owners)
  • Classic Car Show
  • And sooooo much more! Click the link below to keep an eye out on more details as we get nearer the date. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about this year’s event? We’ve collated all our commonly asked questions (and more!).

Just click on the link below and fingers crossed you’ll find the answer there.

Don’t forget if you’re a stall holder, you can email stalls@kingsburymayfestival.co.uk if your question isn’t answered here.

And for everyone else, feel free to use the Facebook Messenger option or the Facebook group if there’s anything you would like to know.