A photo of the action from Padstow's traditional Obby Oss Festival

Padstow Obby Oss Festival

Written by the JK Team
Published 29 December 2022
Just Kampers

This May Day, locals will spend the night decorating the town’s streets with flags, flowers and greenery complete with a maypole and the following morning two "osses", one red and one blue emerge from their stables. The “osses”, swirling and dancing proceed through Padstow's streets taunted by a Teazer, who will lead the dance with theatrical movements. The accompanying retinue are dressed all in white with their costumes decorated with ribbons and sprays of cowslips and bluebells.

The event is free to attend and will make for a fun filled weekend, especially if the kids come too.

You will find nearby beaches such as Rock Beach or Chapel Bar Beach, and the town is filled with shops and restaurants; a recipe for a great getaway in the camper!

Date: 1 May 2023
Location: Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8AF, England
Tickets: This event is free to attend

More information: Learn more about the event here

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