Friday 3rd May to Monday 6th May 2013
“Toy Box ” is the theme of this year’s 49th Kimpton May Festival. What was your favourite toy when you were growing up? Maybe your favourite "toy" as you got older was Monopoly or another board game so think toys,cartoons, board games and animation and the list becomes endless!
Attracting thousands of visitors each year, the festival is recognised as one of the biggest and brightest village festivals in the UK. The Saturday street procession will be a genuine spectacular, with themed floats from every section of the Kimpton community, culminating in the crowning of the 2013 May Queen.
Four solid days of events start on Friday 3rd May with the Art show opening night in the 13th century church and an exclusive English wine tasting event hosted by Mark Buckenham of The Wine Society. Saturday night’s concert ‘Kimpton Entertains’ has helped launch a few showbiz careers and Sunday night showcases local brilliance of the cerebral kind at ‘Brains of Kimpton’ whilst the new ‘Music Night” has music galore with a great Oasiz tribute act and many other awesome bands - sold out in 2012!
Children’s activities include fairground rides, candy floss, a football tournament, maypole dancing, a programme of entertaining arena events on the Saturday includes the “Wacky Tumblair's Comedy Trampoline Act” with international comedy clown duo Johnny and Barbara and recognising our rural roots we have David Seamark's Sheepdog Handling Display except those nice sheep have been replaced by geese – good luck with that Shep!
Jazz bands, 10k fun-run, a craft fair, barbecues, bars, a giant charity auction, Morris dancers, a car boot sale, traditional music sessions, maypole dancing – it’s wall-to-wall fun for the whole of the long weekend in this lovely village that won the title of Hertfordshire Village of the year 2008 (West).
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Traditional May pole dancing
Events all weekend -Mondays Fun Run
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