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Richmond MayFest is a new event for Richmond - a festival focused on historical and traditional music and dancing. It all takes place every early May Bank Holiday weekend and we had our first ever Mayfest on April 30th, May 1st and May 2nd this year. 


It featured a great line up of historical and folk musicians, with everything from medieval to music of the Great War! Our venues included Richmond Castle, St Mary's Parish Church, Richmond Brewing Company at The Station, Richmond Town Hall, St Agatha's in Easby - and most importantly the Market Place and the streets around the town centre. 

Richmond MayFest is a community event. The plan is that, like this year, lots of events will be totally free, and all ticketed events will offer reduced prices for local residents.


We are now looking for people to help with future MayFests.   Please get in touch if you'd like to be involved. For example: 


  • You'd like to be part of organising Richmond MayFest now and in the future. 

  • You are in a local choir, music group, dance side or anything like that and want to take part...

  • You are a venue and want to host an event or make some of our musicians or dancers welcome over the weekend...

  • You are a business or individual and can help the event out with sponsorship or in kind

  • You'd like to volunteer as a Steward over the weekend


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