Bournville Village Festival

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO BVF24

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the date for BVF2024 is:

Saturday 29th June 2024

What usually goes on at

Bournville Village Festival

arena acts & fireworks finale

Various local groups and acts including the annual Maypole.
Fireworks display sponsored by Mondelez International.

craft Tent

Hosting a large number of local crafters with a wide variety of wares. From jewellery to jams, our craft tent has them all.

funfair, Activities, Games & stalls

Funfair rides, activities, games and all kinds of different stalls.

food & drinks

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.

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Where can I buy
pre-sale programmes?

 

You can purchase Pre-Sale programmes at our official Pre-Sale vendors around the Bournville area listed below:

Christine’s Wool Shop – Bournville Village Green

Rossiters Butchers – Mary Vale Road

More official Pre-Sale vendors will be announced soon!

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2024 Entry Prices:

about

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 Olivia Walsh and Vicky Rice 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

bvf 2024 Maypole queen will be

Kiera Stephens

Kiera Stephens will be crowned as the 2024 Maypole Queen on 29/06/24 at Bournville Village Festival

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Sponsors & Stallholders

You can find everything you need to know about bvf24 on our facebook page, including all of our stallholders and festival sponsors.

www.facebook.com/bournvillevillagefestival

when posting about bournville village festival on social media, remember to use the hashtag!

 

#BVF24

Other Information:
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 celebrated 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. 2020 and 2021 are the only years since the war that the festival has not taken place and we’re looking forward to making the 2022 festival bigger and better than ever before.

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 Facebook group where you can join for updates on Volunteer Opportunities.

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…

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