Organisers have confirmed a date for next year’s Walsworth Festival, with fans of the free community event urged to pencil in Sunday, May 17, for a great family day out.

The festival – which was first held in 1974 and is now moving into its fifth decade – is held on Walsworth Common and at St. Faith’s Church in nearby Woolgrove Road.

The ever popular ferret racing will feature, along with Morris dancing, music from local bands, community displays, veteran cars and vehicles and Punch & Judy.

The timetable will see events start at 11am and run through to 3pm, with events at the church starting at 1pm.

Cakes, cream teas and other refreshments will be on sale.

Charity and other stalls are a feature of the event, and to book a stall or get more details e.mail the festival secretary on

You can also find out more, and see pictures of previous festivals, online at