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Over the last half a century, Axbridge Pageant has become a key part of Somerset’s rich tradition of carnivals and community events. Considered one of the only historical pageants left in the United Kingdom, the performance is a spectacular re-enactment celebrating 2,000 years of Axbridge history - from Saxon times through to the present day. The next one will be held over three days in the last weekend of August 2020, and a cast of upwards of 400 local performers will be supported by over 100 volunteers… all of whom who give their time, experience and skill to ensuring this unique event develops from strength to strength.
First performed in 1967 to celebrate the opening of the by-pass along the former Strawberry Line rail track, the Axbridge Pageant was such a success it was decided to repeat it… and since then has been held every ten years. We’re now busily planning the 2020 event – and appealing for everyone who wishes to get involved to get in touch and let us know. Being a part of the Axbridge Pageant is fun, rewarding and gives you the opportunity to be a central part of your community.