Download a programme

The Festival opens at 10am on Monday May 5th. Entry is £5 for adults, £1 for under 16s and free for under 5s. Many events and displays run throughout the day. To download a programme of timed events, click the link below. Printed copies will be available on site.



A new, modern and exciting festival comes to the beautiful, picture postcard Yorkshire Dales village of Kettlewell. The Dales is a living museum of breathtaking landscape that will come alive in a Festival of Culture, showcasing the agricultural qualities found here from sheep to fleece to fashion. This is also a Festival which explores the diversity and richness of wool through art and craft exhibitions, together with live demonstrations.

A Festival would not be complete without live music. Therefore we are planning to stage a full programme of entertainment which gives local musicians the opportunity to show off their musical talent to a wider audience

We can't forget that the Dales is also good at producing Real Ales, so why not come along to the May Day Festival of Wool & Ale.

The main objective of the Festival is to raise monies towards the creation of a Community Garden in the village. As part of this event it is therefore appropriate to support a local Dales Nursery, All Plants North. This is a new hardy plant nursery and shop located in Cracoe, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

What's On

We are in the process of finalising events for the festival, so the following are subject to confirmation, and more information will follow soon. Planned events include:


For a full up-to-date guide. please click here

Want to join the festival?

Volunteer to help at the Kettlewell May Festival
Volunteer to help

We are looking for volunteers to help at the festival on 5th May. If you are interested, please complete the volunteer application form at the link below.

volunteer form

Tug of War at the Kettlewell May Festival

We are inviting people to register interest in joining the tug-of-war event at the festival on 5th May. If you are interested in joining a team, or even want to bring an entire team, please complete the application form at the link below

tug-of-war form

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