Each year the village of Wellow celebrates the arrival of spring, whatever the weather, on the Late Spring Bank Holiday Monday at the end of May. Wellow Maypole Day is unique in Nottinghamshire – a traditional family friendly event centred around the village's spectacular 17 metres high painted maypole on the village green.
Following the children's procession from St. Swithin's church, the main focus of Maypole Day is, of course, the Crowning of the new May Queen. After this, the children perform a variety of intricate maypole dances they have learnt in the weeks leading up to the big day. Providing fun and mischief in amongst this is Wellow Jack and his accompanying 'Bogies'.
The Maypole Celebrations have been a feature of Wellow village life for well over a hundred years, and the size of the event and the range of attractions is always a surprise to those new to the event. Live entertainment, live music, Punch and Judy, and many stalls and exhibits make for a great family outing!