Reviews of 2022

We had over 5,000 visitors and 350 performers, some of their comments are below.

Visitors’ Comments

Absolutely splendid, I’ve never seen anything like it before.”

“We had a wonderful time and can’t wait for next year.”

You did BoA proud, our town at its colourful, sunniest best. A great event.

“A lovely day was had by all. Such a great atmosphere and lovely, happy people.”

“It was so much fun to do again.”


A wonderful day.  It felt very relaxed, yet also very full – so colourful and utterly bonkers! I really enjoyed the whole experience – well done.”


“Throughly enjoyed it, fantastic dancers and loved the mummers play.”

“The Mummers were great – nicely topical but very very naughty.”

“You must be delighted with how everything went on Saturday. There was a great atmosphere around town & everyone seemed to be really enjoying themselves. Well  done. Weather was fantastic to boot.”

“Congratulations on the Green Man Festival … fantastic atmosphere across the whole town, and it was certainly busy with people!”

“What a lovely day we had!”

A totally brilliant day.”

“An amazing event.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves”

“It was an absolutely fantastic day! Well done to you all for organising it so well”

“The Rappers were unbelievable.”

Dancers’ Comments

“It was a splendid day and so well supported.”

A most enjoyable and memorable day.”

“We had a really memorable time with friendly people in beautiful surroundings”

“This is the BEST organised festival we’ve ever been to. Thank you. Lots of dancing time but also time to relax and socialise with other dancers. Great”

“Great that dance places were close together. Some festivals you spend all your free time getting from A to B, with you we had time to chat to other dancers.”

“We loved your festival and would be delighted to be invited again next year. Very many thanks for all the organising “

“Thanks for organising such a great day”

What a truly fantastic day. Beautifully organised. Many congratulations! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and very much appreciated being matched with contrasting traditions. Here’s to 2023!”

Just to say … what a bloomin’ fabulous event you put on!! Thank you so much for asking us … we thoroughly enjoyed it and had a great day!”

Huge thanks to you … we had a great time … see you again next year.”

“Thankyou for EVERYTHING.”

“Looking forward to next year”

“A cracking day. Thoroughly enjoyed by all. Look forward to seeing you next year.”

“Twas a thoroughly  enjoyable day”

“A massive thank you … We had a fabulous time.”

“We all had a brilliant day … Please do count us in again for next year.”

Just wanted to say … how much we enjoyed yesterday. We had great audiences … it felt like all of Bradford on Avon welcomed all the dancers and performers. A truly great festival. Full marks. I hope you would consider inviting us again, it was one of our most enjoyable days out ever.”

“A lovely crowd, great spots, friendly sides and welcoming hospitality. Saturday 13th May is already in our diary.”

A lovely weekend … the side thoroughly enjoyed themselves and would love to come again next year. We had never been to Bradford Upon Avon before, and everyone loved it.” 

“Thank you for a wonderful weekend!!!!!!! We absolutely loved it!!!! Great atmosphere, beautiful town, wonderful procession with amazing ending! We are definitely planning to come back next year! And we will tell all our dancing friends as well!!!!!!”

Market Traders’ Comments

“We had a really fabulous day trading with you.  I thought the market looked lovely dotted amongst the trees and there was a great range of artisans and traders around me.  It was really well organised, with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and you could tell that all in attendance were enjoying themselves amongst the array of stalls, traditional music and colourful, talented, dancers  … From my perspective everything was perfectNeedless to say, I would be absolutely delighted to attend next year.”

“Thank you so much.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and loved being a stall holder. “

“We had a really great day, everyone was so nice and friendly.We would love to attend again next year.”

 “I had the most amazing time. I’m a newbie market stallholder (this was my 2nd and my first outdoors) and it all went really well! All the customers were super nice (I got a lot of new followers too) and the whole day just had such a good and magical vibe. I would absolutely love to trade again next year if you will have me! … I will of course recommend this event to other traders who might be interested 💚🌙 … I give this event 5/5 green men 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀”

“The day was absolutely magickal !! We met so many lovely people and our stall was very well received! If you ever do anymore events we would be more than delighted to join!”

“Thanks for Saturdays event. I had a good days trading.”

“A brilliant day … naturally I’d like be be kept informed about the next one please at which I’m sure we’ll want a couple of spaces if available”

I had a really great event … It had such a great vibe to it everyone was having a great time It worked really well for me under the big trees it kept my produce really cool as it was a very hot day. I would really like to come again next year please.”

The event was so well organised, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself … I had a fantastic day both sales-wise, and just enjoying the atmosphere.”