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 our broad ford to our ancient hillfort. 

Join us to travel back into those times. Connect with our ancient past, discover your inner pagan and experience weird creatures, strange dance rituals, raucous revels and an ancient mystery play. Don’t just watch – participate – wear something green and join in the fun.

Our sixth annual event is on Saturday 13th May 2023. Put it in your diary now! There will be a few events in the week leading up to the 13th see Pre Festival Events above.

On Festival Day we’ll start by Waking Jack at the Tithe Barn early in the morning, later Jack, and his partner Jill in the Green, will make their grand entrance into Lamb Yard with the Ganderflankers band, weird beasts and wild dancers. From 10 til 3 there will be dancing at various locations around the town, live lunch time music in several pubs, buskers playing around town and our pagan and makers’ markets. We are bringing back the children’s fun fair and free all day folk and classical concerts. We’ll close the day the ever popular ritual stripping of Jack at the Tithe Barn. Join us at our evening party to finish the day.

Looking Back – GMF 2022 was a fabulous day, The town was packed with happy people, the dancing was outstanding, the weather was perfect and the atmosphere was great. More about 2022 here.

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