Buxton Carnival and Well Dressing 2023 – Everything you need to know

Buxton Carnival Day and Buxton Well Dressing Festival is about to get into full swing, from 2nd – 9th July 2023.

What’s happening when? Here’s everything you need to know with key events to look out for:

Sunday 2nd July

Well Blessing Service and Procession. 2pm Market Place. Fairfield band will provide the accompaniment.

Crowing of the Queen. 3.15pm at St John’s Church.


Funfair discount vouchers – inside Festival Programme, on sale around town

The 96th Souvenir edition programme celebrating 183 years of Buxton Well Dressing is on sale now around town featuring background on the festival and further detail on what’s on during the week The programme includes discount vouchers for the funfair, so be sure to pick up your copy before the festivities begin!

Click here to download the festival flyer, which includes a map and key festival events.

If you wish to enter the carnival procession OR your decorated premises, complete the form here.

Volunteering opportunities

There are various opportunities for volunteering during Well Dressing festival and carnival which is organised by volunteers alone. The organisation works closely with the local council but do provide all the organisation ourselves. They always need help during the festival and are always on the look out for marshlls during the the parade. If you think you help, get in touch here.

Alternatively you can donate to the Buxton Well Dressing here which is a registered charity.

In the meantime, here’s a look back at previous well dressing festivals, can you spot yourself?! 😎


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