Carnival

Rescheduled Buxton Well Dressings 2021

After cancelling Well Dressing in Buxton in 2020 the Well Dressing Committee was determined to carry on their ancient Derbyshire tradition, at least in part, in 2021. It was felt to be too soon to organise a Carnival but St. Ann’s Well is to be dressed, on show from Saturday 4th September for a week.

Just one well is being dressed so that the volunteers can maintain social distancing during the process.

The design will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Peak District National Park and also the buildings of Buxton to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Pavilion Gardens and the re-opening of The Crescent.

“The countryside and the parks of our town have been such a solace during lockdown. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area and lovely town we wanted to celebrate these milestones”, said Christine Gould, Buxton Well Dressing Secretary.

A Blessing Service will be held on Sunday 5th September at St. Ann’s Well with a small procession starting from Spring Gardens at 2pm. Music will be provided by Fairfield Band.

Everyone is welcome.

To enter the Carnival or Premises competition you need to complete a form. These will be available here from 1st April. The closing date for entries is 30th June.

The Selection of the Buxton Well Dressing Queen and retinue will be held on 15th March 2020. More information and Entry Forms can be found here.