Rochester Sweeps Festival: Sunday 3rd May (Trip cancelled)

Rochester Sweeps Festival: Sunday 3rd May: Come along and witness our 40th Sweeps Festival. A colourful array of live folk music, dancing and entertainment with Morris sides and entertainers celebrating throughout the festival. You’ll be able to browse the musical instrument fair, record fair as well as sample artisan produce .Rochester’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. Price £20.00 per person Coach will depart Stevenage at 09.00  


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