Enjoy the local events in the reassuring knowledge that at Highfield you have the comfort and service that will enhance your stay in our wonderful City.


Wells Cathedral

The picture on the right shows the current view of Wells Cathedral, supplied by the webcam on WellsLive.com/TV at approximately 5:47am

Even when there are no events taking place on the Cathedral Green, the Cathedral itself can look exceptionally beautiful - especially at sunrise. After sunset the floodlights continue to light up the Cathedral for a few hours. Sunrise today will be at 6:54am, and sunset will be at 7:12pm.



Annual Events
May
Mayday Celebrations

The Wells Lions organise the traditional May Day Celebrations in the Market place Wells on Mayday. We have Maypole Dancing with the children making fantastic plaited patterns with the multi-coloured ribbons, numerous stalls, a Display of Vehicles from a bygone age, Games & Music and Traditional dancing.

Photo © www.carolineshipsey.co.uk


Royal Bath and West Show

The Royal Bath and West is an agricultural show for the West of England.

Held every year at its permanent show ground near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, it is one of a number of County shows in the United Kingdom and is the only four-day show remaining in the United Kingdom.

In 2009 and 2010 it attracted over 155,000 people.

More info HERE.


June
Tortoise and Hare Run

Organised by Wells Classic Motorcycle Club, there are three separate routes, one for the 'Tortoise Run', which was for old, low-powered machines, one for the 'Hare Run', and one for the 'Snail Run'.

More info HERE.


Glastonbury Festival

Here in Somerset we keep a few surprises up our sleeve!
You'd never expect that our peaceful pastures would give rise to the world's biggest and best known long-running pop festival. But you'll find the Glastonbury Festival - Glasto to friends - springing up each June at Worthy Farm. This is actually at Pilton, just down the road from Glastonbury, and you might hear old-timers speak of the Pilton Pop Festival, so don't get confused. More info HERE.


July
Priddy Folk Festival

One of the friendliest family friendly folk festivals in the country. Lots of activities all weekend; dance, workshops, guided walks to explore the local area, a full programme for the children and much more..

Whether visiting for the whole festival or just a single day, Priddy Folk Festival is fun for the whole family.

More info HERE.



The Godney Gathering

The Godney Gathering Festival is held in the idyllic area of the Somerset levels at Godney Farm. Event organisers claim that this one is not like other big commercial festivals, they do not milk you dry for all your hard earned money, they make sure that they offer reasonable prices across the board, from the very low ticket prices to the fully licenced bars and cider shacks.

This event aims to bring together like minded individuals from across the country with a celebration of pure music, for an action packed night of entertainment without any of the pressure and aggression that sometimes occurs at some events. The giant outdoor stage will be kitted out with the highest quality sound system, along with amazing intelligent laser lighting display. More info HERE.


August
Glastonbury Extravaganza, Glastonbury Abbey

Have you always wanted to go to Glastonbury but the thought of camping in the mud for five days a bit off-putting?

Well, the Glastonbury Extravaganza is a much more civilised affair where you can enjoy your white wine chilled from the comfort of a picnic chair.

Every year thousands arrive for an outdoor picnic in the grounds of the picturesque abbey that is famous around the world.

More info HERE.


The Bristol Balloon Fiesta

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a world famous spectacle, originally designed as a meeting of balloonists and now one of the UK's most iconic events. Whether you will be joining us for 'breakfast and balloons', the spectacular Nightglow or planning a full weekend visit, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has something to offer everyone - including model aircraft flying displays, model balloon parades, inflation races, balloon tethering, appearances from the EXIT parachute team and loads more. More info HERE.


Wells Moat Boat Race

This popular annual event is held every August Bank Holiday Monday starting at 11.00 am. As in previous years there will be a flotilla of homemade rafts racing on the moat.

In the adjacent park, stalls will provide something of interest for all ages. Musical entertainment will be on the bandstand with a brass band performing throughout the day.


September
Bridgwater Fair

The Bridgwater Country Fair is a long standing tradition, preserving the character of the country fairs of yesterday, when farmers and other country folk congregated to compete with their prized livestock, produce, and arts and crafts.

It was also, and still is a place where one can compare the latest farm and lawn equipment and haggle on the price of a new vehicle.

More info HERE.


October
Wells Food Festival

A celebration of local Somerset produce all in one day.

Enjoy the local artisan market, a food debate, cookbook signings, pop up Sunday lunch, vintage tea party and much more...

More info HERE.


Wells Carnival

Somerset Carnivals are the highlight of the year around here, and one of the most exciting displays of amateur entertainment anywhere in the world. There are fourteen organised Somerset carnivals every year, some with over a hundred brilliantly lit and decorated floats and exotically dressed performers from the local carnival clubs.

The festive spirit first breaks out in Frome late in September, and continue until late November.

More info HERE.


November
Bath Chrismas Market

The Bath Christmas Market offers 18 days of magical festive shopping, as the areas between the stunning Bath Abbey and the renowned Roman Baths are transformed into a Christmas shopping wonderland. Right in the heart of Bath's main shopping district, more than 170 traditional wooden chalets line the streets; each one offering handmade and beautiful gifts from Christmas decorations and food to toys and festive tipples; everything you need for the perfect Christmas. More info HERE.


December
Wells Reindeer Parade

Father Christmas and his Reindeer ride through Wells High Street and 'park' by the Moat. There is a big switch on of the Christmas lights for the High Street and Sadler Street, as well as the huge Christmas Tree in the Market Place.

There will be a pets corner and other activity for children during the day.





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