50th Kimpton May Festival - Friday 2nd May to Monday 5th May
“50 ” is the theme of this year’s 50th Kimpton May Festival. Yes it's our 50th year of the May Fetsival - so the theme can be great 50ths, 50 years off, 50 years into the future, 50th anniversary's etc - you get the idea
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 2014 May Queen.
Four solid days of events start on Friday 2nd 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 Paul Weller tribute act and many other awesome bands - sold out in 2012 and 2013!
Children’s activities include fairground rides, candy floss, a football tournament, maypole dancing, a programme of entertaining arena events on the Saturday
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).
Traditional May pole dancing
Events all weekend -Mondays Fun Run