Monday 1st May 2017

Pre-Battle Entertainment in the Square and on the Bridge from 11:00 am with Morris Dancers, 11:30 am Jack the Jester

12 noon - the Green Man approaches the Bridge accompanied by The May Queen

The Green Man

The Green Man battles the Spirit of Winter

Morris Dancers and Entertainers.
The famous "Battle on the Bridge" follows,
If the Green Man does not defeat the Frost Queen there will be no summer in the Clun Valley!

If he wins...
Traditional May Fair opens on the grounds of Clun Castle (courtesy of English Heritage)
with Green Man Fire  &  Drumming display on the hill, stalls and traditional craft demonstrations.
Morris Dancing, strolling entertainers,  jugglers,

Battle re-enactments with The Plantagenets
, live music with Hi-Jinx, maypole dancing, circus workshop, garlands, face painting, duck racing, beer tent and refreshments

12:45 - 5:00 pm Craft Fair on the castle grounds

£5 Adults, Accompanied Children £2, under age 5 free


also... 1:00 pm onwards singing and dancing in the Square


The Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden's Tuppeny Dish


The Ironmen and Severn Gilders 

Morris Teams 


Bishops Castle Bang on Samba Band