Clun Green Man Festival

Where: Clun, Shropshire at the Bridge and the Castle
When: May Day Bank Holiday Monday
Time: From 11.30 am with Battle at Noon and Fair until 5pm



Inspired by the mysterious foliate heads carved in many churches, the Green Man is a symbol of the spirit of nature. At Clun in Shropshire he has his own traditional springtime festival, the highlight of which is a conflict between the Man himself and the Ice Queen, known as the Battle of the Bridge; if the Green Man doesn’t win, there will be no summer….As well as the Battle, expect morris dancers, mummers,drumming, musicians, a host of other performance artists, duck racing, refreshments and plenty of stalls at the traditional fair at the Castle. The main day of the festival is the Monday but there are events all weekend including early skirmishes between the Man & Queen (see website link for schedule).


Helpful Hints

Admission to the Fair is £5 , everything else is free of charge.

In 2017 it will be on Monday May 1st.

Click here for the event website:

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