Welcome to the official website of the Buxton Wells Dressing Festival!
Please bear with us while we update our website and make a few changes – everything you need and any information is here including ENTRY Forms for the 2014 festival!
Buxton Well Dressing Festival Thursday 3rd July until Monday 14th July 2014
More late news….Well Dressings for 2014; St Ann’s Well will feature commemoration of the centenary of outbreak of World War One whilst Higher Buxton Well celebrate 50 years since the formation of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.
Dressing of the Wells Thursday 3rd July to Saturday 5th July.
See the Well Boards being dressed inside St John’s Church, St. John’s Rd, Buxton Thursday 3rd July to Saturday 5th July from 9 am each day, so turn up and view the ancient process of Well Dressing in progress. There is also an exhibition and DVD presentation. Entry – Free of charge.
….. see Events page for more…ps The Pride & Prejudice Well Dressing above is featured on Buxton’s first ever promotional video by Vision Buxton and Visit Peak District!
PPS for anyone not very good on their legs, if you would like to travel in style to view the Well Dressings inside St John’s; or to view Well Dressings around the town, please contact Netta at Discover Buxton tel 01298 79648 or visit www.discoverbuxton.co.uk
Sunday 6th July 1.45pm St Anne’s Church, top of Bath Road
Following the service at St Anne’s Church the procession will move towards the Higher Buxton Well on the Market Place before going to the Children’s Well, Spring Gardens and then to St Ann’s Well in The Crescent. The procession will stop at each well for a short blessing service. After the 3rd and final blessing at St Ann’s Well the procession will move on to St John’s Church for the Crowning Ceremony at 3.00pm (details below).
Crowning of the Queen and Rosebud
Sunday 6th July 3.00pm at St John the Baptist Church, St John’s Road. The 2014 Queen and Rosebud will be crowned by Anthony Kappes MBE (Paralympic Gold Medallist).
Judging of Premises Classes 6.00pm onwards. The official Buxton Well Dressing Festival Judges will judge entries in competition classes 20, 22, 23 & 24.
Dominoes Competition 7.30 for 8pm start Monday 7th July Blazing Rag, London Road. With a first prize of £120…this is a competition not to be missed. £5.00 Entry fee. Please note…no entries after 8.00pm.
Historical Presentation Mon 7th July Burbage Institute
Buxton Well Dressing Festival Fair 2014
Wednesday 9th July to Sunday 13th July. James Mellors Amusements will be providing all fun of the fair on the Market Place from Wednesday through till Sunday evening.
Treasure Hunt will start 6.30pm on Friday 11th July from St. Ann’s Well, The Crescent. The First Prize will be The Alison Park Trophy plus £40. There will also be booby prizes! Entry fee £5.00 per car.
Fly-Past 2014 this year’s Carnival Day Fly-Past has been confirmed…it will be a Spitfire!
Buxton Carnival Day Road Race 2014
The Carnival Day Road Race will be started by the Buxton Well Dressing Festival Queen Saturday 12th July 1.45pm from New Wye Street, near The Springs/Waitrose car park. This 4 mile race is kindly organised by Buxton Athletic Club and is a great warm up prior to the start of the Carnival Procession through the town.
Buxton Carnival Procession Saturday 12th July 2014
The Carnival Procession will commence at 2.00pm from Palace Road with the 2014 Festival Queen, Rosebud and retinue at the head. They will then take the following route: Station Road, Spring Gardens, The Quadrant, St John’s Road, Burlington Road, West Road, High Street, Market Place, Terrace Road and finishing in The Crescent. There will be some wonderfully decorated floats, carriages, marching bands, fancy dress characters and plenty more, the list just goes on and on! Whatever you do make sure you don’t miss the Carnival… please aim to arrive in good time as there will be various road closures in place and diversions around the town……come and enjoy the fun and if you like what you see, please drop a coin or two into one of the Buxton Well Dressing collection boxes carried by our volunteers.
If you require an entry form, please see Carnival page…