Bournville village festival Saturday 29th June 2019

Event Information

Scroll down to find out more information about BVF19!


The history Of Bournville Village Festival

How did it all start?

In 1902, in common with the rest of the country, the small village of Bournville (then only 400 homes) decided to celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VII in the form of a festival for the local children. The first Festival was so greatly enjoyed by the local families that it was decided by Bournville Village Council’s founder, George Cadbury, to make it an annual event with the Maypole being the centrepiece.

During the First World War Bournville Village Festival came to a halt but recommenced in 1919 and continued until 1939 when, once again, war brought it to a stop. During the Second World War performances were given on Rowheath Playing fields but, when peace came, the Festival began again at the Cadbury Men’s Recreation Grounds, where it is still held to this day.

In 2019 the Festival celebrates its 117th Anniversary and, although the content has changed over the years, the Maypole has always been an important central item and has now become a great tradition belonging to Bournville.

Featured acts

Bournville Maypole dancers

Bournville’s traditional maypole dancers will once again be performing for you all


BMX bike show by some of the greatest bikers in the UK

Fireworks finale

Sponsored by Mondelez

Full programme of events

Visit one of our local ticket sellers to purchase your entry programme

Our brand new festival logo!

This is Bournville Village Festival’s brand new logo kindly designed and donated to us by one of our sponsors – Smallfry Productions

What goes on at

Bournville Village Festival

arena acts & fireworks finale

Various arena acts including the annual Maypole.
Fireworks display sponsored by Mondelez.

craft Tent

Hosting some of the best local crafters around with a wide variety of crafts from jewellery to jams, our craft tent has them all.

funfair, Activities, Games & stalls

Funfair rides, activities, games and all kinds of different stalls. This year we are having more stalls than ever before which means we have been able to arrange some more free activities for families visiting the festival.

food & drinks

If you’re peckish at the festival we have a variety of food and drink stalls at varying prices to satisfy your cravings.
You’re also more than welcome to bring a picnic but please remember to put any rubbish in the bins provided.

Years & still going strong


Where can I buy advance tickets?

Louise of Bournville

Bournville Village Green, Sycamore Road

Heath Road Post Office

Heath Road, Bournville


Entry Prices:


The Bournville Maypole

Every year local children perform in the Maypole at Bournville Village Festival. The production, presentation and teaching of the Maypole dancers is the voluntary work of both Sue Walsh and her daughter Olivia along with a few other helpers. Without the children and the help and support of the parents we would not be able to continue with this wonderful tradition. If you or someone you know may be interested in dancing in the maypole, becoming the maypole queen or simply helping out with the maypole team then please get in touch with us via our contact us page. Thank you!

The Bournville Maypole Dances:

  1. Come Lassies and Lads
  2. Heralds announce the arrival of the Festival Queen, preceded by the Retiring Queen
  3. The Crowning of the Queen
  4. Dance by the Petal boys and girls
  5. Step by Step
  6. The Gypsies’ Tent
  7. Dance of the Gypsies
  8. The Chain
  9. The Queen’s Basket
  10. The Barbers Pole
  11. Merrily We Dance Around
  12. Soldiers of the Queen
  13. Finale




Sponsors of the fireworks display

sas & Co - HAIR & BEAUTY SPA

SAS & CO will be providing hair styling for both this year’s festival queen and the retiring festival queen


Audio Visual, Web Hosting & Web Design

louise of bournville

Smallfry Productions

Official provider of videography & photography for BVF19

marie swain - makeup artist

Marie will be providing makeup for both this year’s festival queen and the retiring festival queen


Programme Sponsors


old farm hotel

mortons funeral directors

Bournville Pharmacy

45 Sycamore Rd, Birmingham B30 2AA


singletons nurseries

reynolds blinds

wards garage

212 Oak Tree Lane, Birmingham B30 1UH

curtain room

hollier and sons garage

finesse windows

wentworth & rose

Smallfry Productions

Videography & Photography

rowheath pavillion

selly manor museum

birmingham glass services

rutleigh norris school of dance

bournville dental practice


Craft Fair Stallholders

fine preserves

Home made jams, marmalades & chutneys

I Love Cats and Monsters

I Love Cats and Monsters have been painting, knitting & sewing for almost 30 years. They love to create things that make people smile. They Love Cats and Monsters so most of their artwork revolves around that theme. They love eclectic combinations so they paint quirky animals mixed media, create knitted Kitty Kushions & also have a few textile bats, shrunken heads & baby bogey men on the stall for good measure.

Made By Marie

This will be Made By Marie’s third time at Bournville Village festival. They make unique hand crafted cushions, childrens’ cushion sets and small gift items such as lavender bags and small bits n bobs bags. All of their items are lovingly made from only the finest quality fabrics with duck feather inners, and polyester for childrens’.


Artbykhegenbarth is a wildlife artist who paints on wood, each of their wood slice paintings are hand painted in acrylics, they are totally unique in both shape and style. To give each painting its own rustic charm they use the natural splits and notches in the wood
Each wood slice is sealed with a crystal clear varnish to protect the painting

Karena Crafts

Karena Crafts sell a selection of cards and gifts including hand quilted cards and frames, hand crocheted blankets and decoupage cards

Handmade Creative Crafts by Jane

Various items made with clays, resin, enamel paint, fabric, soya wax & beeswax

Cliff Buckley

Here is just a small range of pens Cliff makes, some are resins coloured, moulded then turned and polished by hand. Cliff can make pens to order and to the buyers design.

Smallfry Productions

Bournville based videography & photography services.
Printed artwork will be available to purchase from their stall in the craft tent.
Be sure to make use of their voucher code in the festival program for 20% off photography services including weddings!

Laura's Pretty Things

Laura’s pretty little things offer a range of different styles of jewellery, these include chain maille, steampunk, hand painted resin and glass cabochons and a variety of beaded jewellery. These are all handmade unique pieces.


Margaret makes hand made cards, they also sell wooden, metal and solar craft kits an assortment of jewellery and other  gifts

lottie and the dandylion

Inspired by the vintage and the bohemian we offer a range of largely textile goods. Handmade, quirky and original, from animal-themed cushions and doorstops to beautiful baby clothes, they offer an extensive range of unique and individual work
To see a selective of images visit @lottieandthedandylion on Instagram

Sue Wilkins, Author

Award winning children’s author
Visit her website:

Soap By Design

Jude is the owner and maker at Soap by Design. Her soap-making journey began in 2015 when she developed interest and passion for making natural, cold process soaps without the use of harsh or harmful chemicals. The business was established early in 2016. Her essential oils soaps are designed to be skin kind, vegan and environmentally friendly. All are Cosmetic Safety Tested and Approved for age 3+.
She also specialises in natural shampoo bars for dogs and Paw & Nose Balm. Dog Soap by Design is part of Soap by Design.

Little Red Robin Crafts

Little Red Robin Crafts started in 2016 as a hobby and after many craft fairs, their hobby has now turned them into a full time craftaholic !
They now make hand knitted & handmade items to order, with one off cushion designs and hand-sewn felt toys amongst my favourite things to make.
They really enjoy making children’s jackets and jumpers, they have even been known to knit jumpers for dogs! 

Worwood metal

Worwood Metal blend traditional skills with contemporary design, all of their products are hand made. They provide all types of work from restoration, reproduction and repair of existing products. Their real skill lies in designing, creating and installing bespoke pieces. They are able to undertake a wide range of commissions, from small domestic items and hardware to large architectural and sculptural works catering for any style

More Stallholders To Be Announced

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Other Information

Get Involved

We can always do with an extra pair of hands at Bournville Village Festival, if you’d like to help out and volunteer then please click the button below, this will take you to an online form where you can register your interest. Once you have done this one of the festival team will get in touch with you.

Sponsor Us

It costs us a lot of money to put on Bournville Village Festival every year, as the economy grows and changes the prices of stalls and services we have to pay for to run the festival’s costs grow too.
If you think you are able to help us by sponsoring the festival with your hard earned cash or with your services please get in touch…

Take Part

If you or your child would like to take part in the Bournville Village Festival Maypole please click the button below to fill out a registration form.
Practices are already underway so you may have some catching up to do, but the dances are fairly easy to learn and practice at home.