Court of Queens Sunday 30th March 2014 12.30 for 1.30pm at The Devonshire Dome, Buxton.
This event is for the official photographs of the newly selected Festival Queen and her Attendants. The lovely setting inside the famous Devonshire Dome will provide the backdrop for the pictures to be taken by Buxton Well Dressing Festival President, Mr Arthur Packham, our official photographer. For more information please contact Maureen Kitchen (Queen’s Secretary) tel 01298 25590 email email@example.com
Buxton Well Dressing Festival Thursday 3rd July until Monday 14th July 2014
Dressing of the Wells Thursday 3rd July to Saturday 5th July.
Come and see our dedicated volunteers in action decorating the well boards inside the Parish Church of St John the Baptist, St John’s Road, Buxton. You are welcome to view this wonderful work in progress from Thursday 3rd July until Saturday 5th July ….. 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!
Blessing of the Wells Service & Procession
Sunday 6th July 1.45pm at St Anne’s Church, top of Bath Road
Following the service at St Anne’s Church,Bath Road the procession will move towards the Higher Buxton Well on the Market Place before going to the Children’s Well, Spring Gardens and finally to St Ann’s Well, The Crescent. The procession will stop at each well for a short blessing service. After the 3rd and final blessing 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 our guest of honour. This is a really wonderful service.
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.
These are just a few items only….. more to follow…..