Etwall Well Dressing Association


The next Etwall Well Dressing Festival will be held on Saturday 19th to Monday 21st May 2018.

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.   tbc = To be confirmed.

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 &/or Storytelling by:

    • Pete Castle (Musician & Storyteller) (Sat).
    • John Port School Wind Band (Sun).

    Traditional dancing by:

    • Ryknild Rabble Border Morris Dancers (Sat).
    • Ripley Green Garters Morris Dancers (Sun).

     Children’s entertainment:

    • Pinxton Puppets (SS).
    • Face Painting (SS) tbc
    • Children’s Vintage Carousel (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)
  • Crafts fair with over 30 stalls (SS)
  • Art exhibition by local artists (SS).
  • Climbing wall (Sun).
  • Vintage Steam Vehicle(s) tbc.
  • Fire engine – subject to call-out tbc.
  • 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).

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

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 14th -17th May 2018, please phone: 01283 734233 / 0781 2025833, or email: for an appointment.

Beneficiaries for 2018

This year’s chosen beneficiaries are:

  • Etwall Parish Council
  • St Helen's Church, Etwall
  • Rainbows Hospice

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