18th May 2024

Lymm May Queen is a traditional family highlight in the village calendar. Originally known as Lymm & Oughtrington Bank of Hope Festival, the first ever crowning was held in 1889. At that time the Queen was chosen from various Chapels in turn. The very first Queen was Miss Amy Astley from the Congregational Church. Join us on the 18th May 2024 Lymm May Queen Festival where there will be a procession starting at 12pm leading up to the festival on the Henry Street and Davies Way car parks. With children’s rides, a variety of live acts in the May Queen arena, stalls and food & drink for everyone to enjoy.

What to expect this year

The Lymm May Queen festival is a fabulous, family oriented annual event held in the village of Lymm, Cheshire. The event, dating back to 1889, celebrates the tradition of crowning the May Queen and Rose Queen, who traditionally led the May Day celebrations. The May Queen festival really kicks off the summer of festivities in Lymm Village in style.

This year, the Lymm May Queen festival is being held on Saturday the 18th May 2024. Due to the condition of the Lymm May Queen field following unprecedented levels of rain over the last few months, the festival has been relocated this year to be in the village centre.

The event in Lymm consists of 2 main parts, a beautiful procession through the village, and also a festival held in the village centre in Henry Street and Davies Way car parks. The festival and fun fair opens at 10am!

The procession

A highlight of the day is the procession through the village. The procession consists of floats, bands, drummers, dancing, vintage vehicles and with many local schools and organisations taking part. 

Starting at 12noon, the procession runs through the village from Crossfield Avenue, going down Pepper Street, through the village past the Lymm Cross and Lower Dam and leading up Eagle Brow and entering the Davies Way car park near the Lymm Library.

The May Queen Festivities

The festival continues with a Family Fun Day, taking place this year centrally in the village on Henry Street and Davies Way car parks. Despite the change in venue, we have all the usual Lymm May Queen attractions, with arena entertainment, crowning of the Queens, artisan craft, charity and community group stalls, food & drink, family rides and games. This year we’re also excited to see the return of the adrenaline inducing fun fair rides.

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