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About the Vale National Morris Weekend

A weekend of colour, music and movement - a festival celebrating the best of all of the many forms of England's national dance

In 2006 a group of friends who all danced with various Morris sides got together to develop the Morris presence at Evesham’s annual Asparagus festival. This has developed very rapidly into a multi side National festival of Morris held in the Riverside Market Town of Evesham- the gateway to the Cotswolds. Here your side can take part in tours, including Pershore and the Vale villages, the Cotswolds, our own National Trust gem, The Fleece Inn and massed dancing at Key Venues in and around the Historic market town of Evesham.

Sides are invited if they conform to our policy to bring together sides with high standards of dance and presentation; sides that strive, like us, to conserve the past but entertain today.

There is a subsidised cost per person which will include a Riverside campsite open from Friday afternoon, with washing/shower facilities. Food will be supplied during tours which will be by coach around some of the beautiful villages and pubs of the Vale. Breakfasts for Saturday and Sunday are included. We have also organised a choice of entertainments on Saturday evening - A Ceilidh at Evesham Rowing Club or Sessions and Folk Clubs in Town Pubs or at The Fleece Inn Bretforton (minibus transport supplied.)

All of these events are ticketed and open to the public - but are free to weekend participants.

A list of B & Bs can be provided if required.

River Boat

Relaxing at the campsite

Dancing in Evesham Market Square

Dancing at the Fleece Inn, Bretforton

A boat trip on the River Avon

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