Etwall Well Dressing Association


The next Etwall Well Dressing Festival will be held on Saturday 20th to Monday 22nd May 2017.

How to get there

Etwall is close to the A38 and A50 in between Burton-on-Trent and Derby.  For those of you that have SatNavs, the postcode you need to use is DE65 6LU

What’s On

Key: SS = Sat, Sun.   SSM = Sat, Sun, Mon.   ?? = Days not known.

  • Eight well dressings to visit around the village (SSM)
  • Themed floral decoration of St. Helen’s Church and Etwall Methodist Chapel (SSM)


Maypole Dancing by:   Etwall Primary School (Sun)

Music by:    Silver Sax (Sat),    John Port School Wind Band (Sun)

Traditional dancing by:  Ryknild Rabble Border Morris Dancers (Sat),  Three Spires Morris (Sun)

Children’s entertainment

  • Pinxton Puppets (SS)
  • Face Painting (SS)
  • Hair Braiding (Sun)
  • Children’s fun fair rides and inflatables (SS)

Other Things Going On

  • Have-a-go at well dressing – visitors can to try their hand at making a well dressing (SS)
  • Crafts fair with over 30 stalls (SS)
  • Art exhibition by local artists (SS)
  • Climbing wall (Sun)
  • Steam Vehicle(s) (??)
  • Fire engine – subject to call-out (??)
  • Ferret racing (SS)
  • Target Bowls Competition (Sun)
  • Classic vehicles display (SS)
  • A display by the Etwall and Burnaston Local History Society (SSM)
  • Etwall Well Dressing Archive Display (SS)
  • Grand Prize Draw – tickets sold at Information Caravan on village green.(SS)

Food and refreshments will be available at various sites around the village (SSM)


Beneficiaries for 2017


  • Etwall Methodist Church
  • Etwall Art Group


  • Derby Toc H Holiday Camp
  • Sight Support Derbyshire

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