Kimpton May Festival

Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May 2022

Kimpton, Hertfordshire

Welcome to Kimpton May Festival 2022

May Festival certainly was Back with a Bang! What an amazing weekend!

Thank you to everyone who organised, planned, came and enjoyed…see you again next year!

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We have Charitable Status   KIMPTON MAY FESTIVAL TRUST 1161032

 

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Over 50 years of festival celebration

The Weekends Line Up

Friday

  • 5.45pm Flag raising at the Church
  • 6-9pm Art Show, Kimpton Church. Entry £5 – details here
  • 6.45pm Flag raising at The Boot
  • 7pm, for 7.30pm Back to the Future Open Air Cinema, Kimpton School. Tickets £10 or £30 for 4.
  • 8.30pm Wine Tasting, Church House. Book tickets in advance £15

Saturday

  • 9.30-4.30pm Refreshements, Dacre Rooms
  • 10-5pm Art Show, Kimpton Church. Weekend entry £1, children free
  • 12pm Procession Assembles, High Street.
  • 12-5pm Stalls, food and bars open, recreation ground
  • 12.30pm Procession starts
  • 2-5.30pm Cream Teas, recreation ground
  • 2-5.30pm History Exhibition, Church House
  • 7pm for 7.30pm Kimpton Entertains, Memorial Hall. Book tickets in advance £7.50.

Arena Timetable:

  • 1pm Procession arrives, Recreation Ground
  • 1.15pm Fancy Dress Judging
  • 1.30pm Crowning of the May Queen and presentation of prizes
  • 1.45pm MAD Sports
  • 2.30pm London Street band
  • 3.15pm Maypole
  • 4pm MAD Sports

Arena Acts & Entertainment

Throughout Saturday afternoon enjoy the fantastic acts that will be performing…

We will be welcoming the London Street Band to Kimpton, with stints in both the procession and arena, don't miss out on hearing them live! The unique ensemble will entertain the crowds with current and classic pop hits as well as New Orleans Mardi Gras music.

We will be welcoming the London Street Band to Kimpton, with stints in both the procession and arena, don’t miss out on hearing them live! The unique ensemble will entertain the crowds with current and classic pop hits as well as New Orleans Mardi Gras music.

Back by popular demand are Mobile Bike Events who will be bringing their crazy tricks and stunts to Kimpton. You can check out what's in store here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYbUIU_qcNQ

Back by popular demand are MAD Sports who will be bringing their crazy tricks and stunts to Kimpton. You can check out what’s in store here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYbUIU_qcNQ
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We are excited to announce that characters from Star Wars will be joining us at the May Festival. Watch out for them in the procession and around the Recreation Ground as they meet and greet the crowds.
The UK Garrison is a renowned not-for-profit UK costuming organisation with a passion for building movie accurate costumes, raising money for charity and putting smiles on faces.

To learn more about the Garrison, visit https://www.ukgarrison.co.uk

Sunday

  • 9.30-4.30pm Refreshments, Dacre Rooms
  • 10am May Festival Church Service – weather permitting an outdoor service in the Churchyard!
  • 10am-12pm Mini Tennis for 4-14 year olds. Tennis Club, £1 per child to May Festival Funds
  • 11-5pm Art Show, Kimpton Church. Weekend entry £1, children free
  • 11.30am Children’s 5-a-side Football, recreation ground (register in advance or by 11am on the day). Contact Ben Purple to register your team: 07880 364998
  • 12-5pm Bars and refreshments, recreation ground
  • 1-5pm History Exhibition, Church House
  • 1.30pm Dog Show (registration from 12.45pm), recreation ground. Registration fee £2, plus £1 per class entry
  • 2-5pm Cream Teas, Pimms Bar and live band, recreation ground
  • 7.30pm-midnight The Music Night, Memorial Hall. Tickets £10
  • 7.30pm for 8pm – Brains of Kimpton, Entry £3, Kimpton School

Monday

  • 9.30-12pm Refreshments in the Dacre Rooms, provided by the Kimpton Guide Group
  • 9.30am Fun Run Registration opens (on the day only), recreation ground. Entry £5 Juniors/£10 Seniors
  • 10-1pm Car Boot Sale, gates open 9.30am, recreation ground. £10 a car, businesses £15
  • 10-3pm Art Show, Kimpton Church. Weekend entry £1, children free
  • 11am Junior 4km Fun Run starts
  • 11.10am Senior 10km  Fun Run starts
  • 11.30am Hog Roast and Pimms Bar, Recreation Ground
  • 3-5pm Cream Teas and games on the Green
  • 3.30pm Maypole, the Green
  • 4pm Auction, the Green. Details of Lots available can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/KimptonMayFest
  • 4.45 pm presentation of prizes and community awards, the Green
  • 5pm Grand Draw, the Green

For the complete list of running times please click here: 2022 Kimpton Fun Run combined results

Children’s Activities

Children’s Trail

Fireworks

Professor Whizz Bang has lost his magical fireworks in the woods – can you help him find them? Take a stroll through the bluebell woods and count how many you spot. On your way, look out for the golden firework and write down the secret code word.

Hand in completed sheets (available to print PDF Children trail sheet) on The Green on Monday 2nd May before 4.30pm to be entered into a draw to win a prize! The trail will be available throughout the May Festival weekend so choose a time that best suits you!

Animal Corner

Make sure to visit the animal corner on the Recreation ground on Saturday afternoon, a hands on, free experience for the young and young at heart!

Mini Tennis

Are you aged 4-14 and want to test out some tennis skills? Head along to the tennis club on Sunday, 10am – 12pm! Just £1 per child.

5-a-side Football

Get some friends together to form a team of 5 (plus 1 sub), at least one of which must be a resident of the Parish of Kimpton. The Sunday tournament is in four school year groups:

1-3, 4-6, 7-8 and 9-11

Register in advance or by 11am on the day by contacting Ben Purple: 07880 364998

11.30am Sunday 1st May, Recreation Ground

Junior Fun Run

Dig out your trainers…can you complete the 4km Junior Fun Run?

Register on the day, 9.30am at the Recreation Ground.

11am start on the Green, medals for all junior finishers!

Games on the Green

While the grown ups soak up the last moments of the festival, enjoy some fun games and bubbles on the Green! A small charge of 50p per turn on the dice game (cash only so bring your pocket money!) to join in the fun and chances to win prizes! Other donations very welcome.

All proceeds raised will go to the Willow Foundation.

Box Office

Friday

Wine Tasting at Kimpton Church House

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Open Air Cinema – Kimpton Primary School

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Sunday

Music Night – Kimpton Memorial Hall

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Monday

Fun Run 

Saturday

Kimpton Entertains – Kimpton Memorial Hall
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Box Office Details

The Box Office is now open.

Tickets can be bought from our online box office KMF Box Office.

Thank you for your support

A whole weekend of village fun

Where to find events

Please contact us if you would like to get involved with the 2022 Festival

Any questions check out our Facebook page for updates or email us

Parking

Details about the Village car parking areas are on the downloadable map KMF Map

For more information email us