Pilton Green Man Day

Where: Pilton, Devon - parade starting at Barnstaple Museum in the Square, plays at Pilton House on the lawn
When: Saturday in mid July
Time: Parade at 11am, plays at 12 noon & 3pm


Green Man Day or Pilton Festival is a celebration every July with a play in which the Green Man, as ancient pagan fertility figure, meets the Prior and is subsequently incorporated into the Christian church. It’s  revival of an ancient fair with its origins in medieval times. The day starts with the Festival Parade across the river in Barnstaple, which makes its way into the village by about 11.45. Expect musicians, drumming, fancy dress and a Town Crier. This is followed by the Green Man play, which is known as the Festival Pageant,on the lawns at Pilton House. There are stalls and entertainments in the streets and a flower festival in the church.

Helpful Hints

In 2015 it was on Saturday 15th July – 2018 date is yet to be announced.

Click here for the evet website : http://www.piltonfestival.co.uk/index.html

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