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Tenbury Mistletoe Association Website

Mistletoe has been harvested in and around Tenbury for over 100 years.  Local man, Stan Yapp who sadly passed in 2013 started the Mistletoe Festival with a group of friends from his young farmer days.  The festival has grown from strength to strength.  It was taken to parliament in 2004 and now Tenbury is known as the UK’s Capital of Mistletoe.

Tenbury holds a Mistletoe Festival every year on the first Saturday in December.  This event is now run by Diann Dowell (Chairwoman) Tenbury Mistletoe Association.

Mistleroe Festival 2019

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Tenbury Wells' annual Mistletoe Festival is back, on the 1st of December and is exciting as ever!

Get berry merry between 10am until 6pm, enjoying a massive selection of indoor and outdoor events including, Morris dancers, willow craft making, crowning of the Mistletoe Queen, Holly Prince, Mistletoe Maidens and Holly Henchmen, market stalls, Men in Harmony male choir, story tellers and so much more!

A special Christmas workshop will be taking place in Tenbury Library with author, illustrator and writing judge Helen Wendy Cooper at 11am. It includes a reading of The Kissing Tree (Tenbury’s own children’s book, sponsored by Tenbury Mistletoe Association and written by Helen), poems, a book signing and creative crafts!

 At 16:30pm, the Santa parade will begin, leading Santa, his horses and friends, through Tenbury Teme Street, leading to St Mary’s Church. Once Santa has dismounted, he will be greeting children in the grotto with gifts, asking for a small donation only in return.

Before the parade starts, get your lips puckered up and your Christmas spirit raring, as the Kiss-a-thon needs you! Just 6 seconds of your time and a kiss under the mistletoe, will help Tenbury compete in breaking a world record!

For more information, please pick up a programme from S.E.N.S.E. in Tenbury Wells or Tenbury Wells Library!