The BoA Green Man Festival

BoA’s  Green Man Festival harks back to ancient, mystical times when wolves, witches, fairies and hobgoblins stalked the land. When BoA was the wild borderland between Wessex and Mercia. Where travellers from the Wansdyke, Avebury, Stonehenge and Camelot crossed the Broade Ford to our ancient hillfort. Join us to travel back into those times – meet our host, the Green Man, our giant Jack in the Green (the walking bush) and our very special Jill in the Green. Connect with our ancient past, discover your inner pagan and experience weird creatures, strange dance rituals and raucous revels.

2023 was our 6th event and the biggest and best so far – again – blessed by wonderful weather, fantastic performers at over a dozen venues and huge crowds of happy people. A review and photos are here.

Our 7th annual event is on Saturday 11th May 2024. Wear something green and join in the closing parade at 3.30pm.

  • 9.30am – help us Wake Jack at the Tithe Barn.
  • 10.30am – Jack and his partner Jill in the Green make their grand entrance into Lamb Yard with their bands, weird beasts and wild dancers.
  • 10am til 3pm – 300+ dancers performing at eight locations around the town, live lunch time music in town centre pubs, buskers playing in smaller pubs and cafes, and our pagan and makers’ markets. We are bringing back the children’s fun fair and free all day folk and classical concerts.
  • 2pm – the very popular Kaboozle samba band starts playing at theTithe Barn, enjoy a drink at our bar, have a poke around the shops in the Tithebarn Workshops where there will also be morris dancing.
  • 3.30pm – closing parade at the Tithe Barn and the ever popular ritual stripping of Jack to herald in the Summer.