Offenham Wake

Maypole Dancers                                 Photograph with kind permission of Neill Walker

The dates for 2022 Wake events are as follows: To be advised

1st May  –  Mayday celebrations around the maypole

June –  Kwik Cricket softball tournament

A family event organised by Offenham Cricket Club, registration 6pm, start 6.30pm ending at 8.30 – 9pm latest. 8 teams max of 6 players.

June   –   Rounders Tournament 7pm

This is a fun event for adults and children.  Teams of 9 players aged 10 years or over must include at least 3 girls. Entries from 6:30pm until 6:45pm. The tournament will start promptly at 7pm.

June – Art Competition and Wake Sports 

At the recreation ground and village hall. 

6pm Art Competition Theme ‘Down on the farm’ art on display.  Presentation of the prizes at 6:15pm in the village hall.

6:30pm Traditional Wake Races For children aged up to 14. Maypole medals for the winners and tuck bags for all competitors. Followed by:  Offenham One Mile Race and Tug of War.

8th June   –   Wake Day

1:30pm Flower Service The children are invited to bring posies to the church which will be taken to Cedar Lodge.

2:00pm Procession to the Maypole With our Wake Queen and her attendants. 

2:15pm Opening of the Traditional Street Fair Fun for all with traditional stalls including local crafters, Creole Serenaders Jazz Band, licenced bar, teas and barbecue.

2:45pm Maypole Dancing with the village children. 

3:30pm Offenham Lady Maypole Dancers.                       

4:15pm Grand Raffle draw.

9th June   

3:00pm Treasure Hunt  from the village hall car park to the village wharf (Bridge Inn) where you can enjoy refreshments from Boat Lane Brewery and Silly Mares.

4:00pm Bell Boat Regatta This is being organised by Fladbury Kayak Club. Teams of up to 8, aged 8 years and over.

7:00pm The Great Wake Drake Race After the treasure hunt. Drakes can be bought from the Village Shop, Boat Lane Brewery , the Fish and Anchor or members of the committee.

22rd December  –  Carols around the Maypole

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Chestnuts being roasted

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  1. Vickie Aycock says:

    Have times and dates been set for May Day celebrations? We are planning to visit next year if possible
    And want to see the May Pole Dancing. If you could send a schedule with times and activities that would be very helpful!
    Kind regards!
    Vickie Aycock

    • Lesley says:

      Hi Vickie. The Wake has an information page here and at the moment the dates are to be advised byt keep your eye on it.

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