Cerne Giant Festival

13 April 2019 - 06 May 2019

Cerne Abbas and nearby villages

The CERNE GIANT FESTIVAL was born out of our vibrant May Day tradition, when the Morris Dancers and villagers gather at dawn on the Trendle, the original  site of the village Maypole at the top of the Cerne Giant. Here we salute the sunrise and celebrate the start of summer with a barrel of Beltane Beer.  

This is the third year of the Festival, which has now extended to about 3 weeks.  With a theme of ‘Celebrating Humanity in the Landscape’, there will be a huge variety of events including workshops, talks, and walks so that there is something for everyone to explore their own connection with landscape of Dorset and what it means to them. 

Any profits from the Festival will go towards maintaining the fabric and work of the churches in the participating villages.

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