Etwall Well Dressing Association


The next Etwall Well Dressing Festival will be held on 20th and 21st May 2023

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

Key: SS = Sat, Sun.   SSM = Sat, Sun, Mon.   tbc = To be confirmed.

General Activities

  • Seven well dressings to visit around the village (SSM)
  • A Blessing of the Wells service (S)
  • Themed floral decoration of St. Helen’s Church and Etwall Methodist Chapel (SSM)



  • Stargazy Band (Sat)
  • John Port Spencer Academy Wind Band (Sun)

Traditional dancing by:

  • Uttoxeter Heart of Oak Morris Dancers (Sat).
  • Etwall Primary School Maypole Dancing (Sun).
  • Beggars Oak Clog Dancers (Sun).

Children’s entertainment:

  • Pinxton Puppets (SS).
  • Inflate and Paint (SS).
  • Children’s fairground rides (SS).
  • Duck Trail Competition (SS)
  • Climbing wall (SS).
  • Football Penalty Shoot-out Competition (SS).
  • The Aviary – Birds of prey (SS)

Displays and Exhibitions

  • Art exhibition by local artists (SS)
  • Displays of Etwall’s Well Dressing archive (SS), Scout history (SS) & local history (SSM).
  • Classic vehicles display (SS).

Other things going on at the Well Dressings

  • Have-a-Go at well dressing – visitors can to try their hand at making a well dressing (SS)
  • Art, Crafts and Produce stalls. (SS).
  • Fire engine – subject to call-out. tbc.
  • Target Bowls Competition (Sun).
  • Etwall Cricket Club league matches plus bar (SS).
  • Etwall Well Dressing Archive Display (SS).
  • Grand Prize Draw (Sun) – tickets sold at Information Caravan on village green and Ashbourne Hall.

Home-made food and refreshments will be available at various sites around the village (SSM)


This year’s chosen beneficiaries are:

  • Tegan’s Butterflies in Paradise
  • Harley’s Hounds Animal Rescue
  • Betel of Britain
  • 155th derby (Etwall) Scout Group

Would you like to watch one of this year's well dressings being made?

To watch one of this year’s well dressings being made between 15th - 18th May 2023, please phone: 07989 127013 for an appointment

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