Padstow Obby Oss

Padstow Obby Oss

The Padstow Obby Oss is reputed to be the oldest dance festival in the country and takes place on the first day of May each year (if 1st May falls on a Sunday it will then be held on the Monday instead)

Tuesday 1st May

 

£25 per person

 

 

The Padstow Obby Oss is reputed to be the oldest dance festival in the country and takes place on the first day of May.

 

Call it another May day celebration but the 'Obby 'Oss festival at Padstow has a history that some say can be traced back to the early 1800s. Others claim it to be four thousand years old. Whatever the origins there is little dispute the festival is the perfect way to welcome the summer season. Padstow natives return to the town of their birth and dress in white. Each family cheers on one of two hobby horse ('Obby 'Oss) mascots, either the original Red or the peaceful Blue. A procession follows the Obby Oss through town to the richly decorated May Pole where accordions and drums accompany keep the beat.

 

 

Depart Plymouth 0830

 

Arrive Padstow 1030

 

Depart Padstow 1630

 

Arrive Plymouth 1830

 

PLEASE NOTE:  All times are approximate

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Derrys Cross Roundabout Derrys Cross Roundabout
Bottom of Royal Parade
Ivybridge S Ivybridge S
Outside GKS Garage
Milehouse S Milehouse S
Outside Bus Depot
Plympton Ridgeway Plympton Ridgeway
Bus bay outside Old Priory Junior School
Plymstock S Plymstock S
Opposite Lidls
Saltash S Saltash S
Outside The Co-op
St Budeaux S St Budeaux S
Bus stop opposite shops
Wolseley Road S Wolseley Road S
Bus stop outside The Co-op
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