Yaxley Festival MMXVI

13th-15th May 2016

Yaxley Festival: Celebrating Community

Yaxley Festival
Located at the heart of one of the UK’s biggest villages, this free biennial volunteer-run Festival has become in just two years one of the regions key calendar events, offering a whole host of exciting attractions and celebrating Yaxley’s vibrant and committed spirit.
This unique project is perhaps the UK’s most ambitious  community collaboration and so far has entertained 60,000 visitors.cioff-logoWe are a member of CIOFF, the international organisation related to UNESCO for the safeguarding, promotion & diffusion of traditional culture &folklore.

Countdown to YaxFest MMXVI









Funds Raised to date

Our Patrons

Shailesh Vara MP

Shailesh Vara MP


Member of Parliament for North West Cambridgeshire and Yaxley Festival Patron.

Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis


Star of stage and screen, local legend and patron of the Yaxley Festival.

Yaxley Festival Legacy Projects: Phase 1

Festival Park

The Great Fen Link

Heritage Yaxley Plan

Local Champions

Latest News

Yaxley Heritage Week

In an exciting week for those interested in local history and specifically the heritage of Yaxley, it has been announced that the newly formed Fenland Trust, a group created as a direct result of the Yaxley Festival Legacy Heritage Project, will be staging the village’s first ever Heritage Week this November.

Community Events Schedule

Aside from the live music there is a massive amount of community and family entertainment on offer at this year’s Yaxley Festival. Here’s a brief overview but there will be activities happening all over the event field during the weekend. Saturday 11:00...

Jack-in-the-Green Parade Route & Times

With all the excitement of live music let’s not forget our village traditions! Although their will be entertainment on Friday night, the festival will be officially opened on Saturday after the Yaxley village parade. Marking our May fair that began 787 years...

Parish Council Chairman on Yaxley Festival 2014!

In the first of a series of interviews with local people in the run-up to the main event, we talk to Yaxley Parish Council Chairman Kevin Gulson. Kevin, you were one of the original team that put together the first Yaxley Festival. What are your recollections of...

Yaxley Festival Heritage Zone

The Yaxley Festival isn’t just about community and entertainment – it’s also about heritage, specifically celebrating the rich local history of Yaxley and the Great Fen.

Learn more about Yaxley

Visit Yaxleyhistory.org