TameFest 2017 – 27 May

TameFest 2017 is on Saturday 27th May 2017 in the heart of Tamworth, on Tamworth Castle upper and lower grounds!

TameFest is a fun event showcasing the vibrant heritage and landscape of the Tame Valley Wetlands. History, wildlife, crafts, and more: TameFest is the opportunity to sample this and have a go at a huge range of activities, for free!

We are delighted to be welcoming the Mayor of Tamworth Cllr John Chesworth and the Mayoress Mrs Tereasa Chesworth to TameFest 2017!

Confirmed stalls, performers & food: (alphabetical order)

  • Beckie’s Little Book Shop
  • Coleshill British Legion
  • Community Together CIC – Pottery painting
  • Core Assets Childrens Services – Crafts and games
  • Crepes at Chez Jacey – Sweet crêpes
  • Della May Doggie Bakery – Home-made dog treats
  • Dig-iT (Dyslexia information group) -Animal mask making, bead jewellery making
  • Dun Roamin’ Rehoming – Face painting
  • Fantasia Hair Wraps, Flower Crowns & Glitter Tattoos
  • Friends of Kingsbury Water Park – Badge making
  • Saxon Gardener -Meet the Saxon Gardener and discover about plants and herbs used in a period garden. Find out about planting and what was grown in the garden during the seasons. Discover about different period tools and uses of plants in everyday life.
  • Gilly’s Emporium – Animal planters and twig art
  • Harcourt Bake House – Bread, cakes, biscuits and pastries!
  • Help for Heroes – HfH merchandise and free children crafts
  • In It Together – Wooden crafts decorating
  • Indian Delights – Indian curries, samosas, wraps and kebabs
  • JTF Mega Discount Warehouse (Partner Charity Breast Friends) –
  • Karen Mullen Designs – Fabric sculptures, ornaments and wall art
  • Kate-O-Liscious Studio – Cupcakes & cake pops
  • Kates Kitchen – Breakfast baps, burgers, sausages, etc.
  • Lucy Cortese Artist & Stone Carver – Stone carving demonstration
  • Merrie Din- Saxon Music troupe
  • Mini Mansell’s Circus Skills Workshop
  • Pennyroyal – Garland dancing group
  • Red Coffee Co – Hot drinks
  • RSPB – Nature activities: seed bomb making, leaf litter bug hunt etc.
  • Saxon Peasants: Meet Harold and Mathilda who are on their way to Kenilworth market to see if they can get a good price for a rather ancient bit of mutton, and a bad tempered old goose.
  • Shoebox Theatre CIC – Performance of the Tanner of Tamworth, a medieval mummer’s play
  • Soroptimist International of Tamworth – Gardening items, tools and plant sale
  • Spencer Jenkins greenwood artist- make your own willow sword
  • Staffie Central UK – Offering Staffordshire & English Bull Terrier gifts, plus supporting Bullie charities!
  • Staffordshire Regiment (Sgt Watchman V Statue Campaign) – Meet Watchman, the Staffordshire regiment’s last mascot (Staffordshire Bull Terrier) and learn all about his campaign, plus have a go at the airsoft shooting range provided!
  • Staffordshire Wildlife Trust – Pond creatures on display, ball game, wildlife quizz
  • Sweet Boutique – Pick n mix, candy cones, popcorn…
  • Tailored Tastes Outside Catering – Freshly cooked BBQ
  • Tamworth & District Hedgehog & Bird Rescue
  • Tamworth & District Civic Society – Heritage display
  • Tamworth Literature Festival
  • The Crafty Dog Lady – Pyrography
  • Warwickshire Wildlife Trust – Hook a duck, making dragonflies
  • Wattle & Daub Workshop- Come and discover Saxon building techniques using wattle and daub.
  • Woodland Trust – Leaf and bark rubbing, willow crowns and wands
  • Victorian Police Constable – Meet our Victorian Policeman, learn about crime and punishment in Victorian times, and be on your best behaviour, as he’ll be keeping good order!

Performances programme:

Performances at Tamefest


11.00 am Pennyroyal garland dancers -at the bandstand
11.30 am Merrie Din – Saxon period music -on the upper lawn
12.00 pm Pennyroyal garland dancers -at the bandstand
12.30 pm Merrie Din – Saxon period music -on the upper lawn
1.00 pm Pennyroyal garland dancers -at the bandstand
1.30 pm Merrie Din – Saxon period music -on the upper lawn
2.00 pm Shoebox theatre – the Tanner of Tamworth -at the bandstand
2.30 pm Merrie Din – Saxon period music -on the upper lawn
3.00 pm Shoebox theatre – the Tanner of Tamworth -at the bandstand
3.30pm Merrie Din – Saxon period music -on the upper lawn



And more to come!

(Please note the list may change closer to the date)

For more information contact Rita Gries, our Community and Events Officer.