Sweeps Festival 2019

A weekend not to be missed! Come down and
witness the modern day Sweeps Festival. A colourful
array of folk music, dancing and entertainment
with more than 60 Morris sides and entertainers
celebrating throughout the three-day festival. You’ll
be able to browse the musical instrument fair,
record fair as well as sample artisan produce, plus an
appearance from Jack-in-the-Green.
Splat! returns on Bank Holiday Monday.

Medway’s annual Sweeps Festival recreates the joy and laughter enjoyed by chimney sweeps at their traditional holiday. It was the one time of the year that the sweeps could leave the soot behind and have some fun. The Sweeps holiday was traditionally held on 1 May. Locally, they used to mark the occasion by staging a procession through the streets of Rochester.

Visit more details www.medway.gov.uk/sweepsfestival

Date and time details

4 - 6 May 2019

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All Dates

  • Saturday, 4 May, 2019
  • Monday, 6 May, 2019