Lustleigh May Day Celebration Dartmoor
Lustleigh Orchard
Lustleigh Village
Newton Abbot
Devon TQ13 9TJ
 
 
On the first Saturday in May a genuine traditional May Day celebration is held in the pretty Devonshire village of Lustleigh.
 
The program is normally as follows:
 
The procession winds through the village, terminating at the Town Orchard where there is a Maypole. There is a large granite boulder, topped by a granite throne called the May Rock. This is where the May Queen will be crowned.
 
Approximate Timetable 
- The procession leaves the Village Hall at 14:00 hours and winds through Brookfield and Wreyland back to the church. The children sing May songs as they process. A troupe of Morris dancers perform in the Village centre.
 
- At 14:45 the procession arrives at the church steps where prayers are said and the children sing.
 
- At 15:00 the procession arrives at Town Orchard for the crowning of the May Queen. The children present their flowers to the May Queen and sing. Maypole dancing begins with gaily coloured ribbons wound around the pole.
 
The ceremony is followed by a carnival featuring traditional games, teas, side shows, Morris dancing and other attractions.
 
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Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0)1647 277 585
 
Getting There
- By Road
See directions in the Lustleigh page in this website.
 
Google Map - Lustleigh May Day Celebration