Who organises the Yuletide Festival event?

Blandford Yuletide Festival committee currently has the following members

Blandford Residents
Blandford Forum Town Councillors
Blandford Scout Group Representative
Blandford Churches Together Member
The Blandford Schools Network Representative
Blandford Rotary Club
Blandford Stour Rotary Club

Many other organisations, such as Blandford Guides, Camera Club and the Masonic Lodges are actively supporting the project.

The BYF Group usually meet in a Thursday evening, once a month throughout the year. Anyone is welcome to join the BYF committee, we would love more help/support to make each year bigger and better. Please email for more information


What is the Yuletide Festival event?

The Blandford Yuletide Festival was launched in December 2010 as an evening when the town of Blandford Forum could come together to give a focus to the Christmas season for both residents and visitors alike.

The Festivals attracts each year an estimated 4-5000 people and include many different facets, representing the diversity of the life of the town as well as representing the diversity of individuals and groups taking part.


Why we run a Yuletide Festival event?

In previous years, several different groups endeavoured to lay on a late-night shopping events but there was a feeling that a new type and style of event was needed to make such an event a success. Many groups came together at the start of 2010 with the expressed intention to lay on such an event and to make it the sort of evening which would memorable for all who took part in it. The festival was a phenomenal success and we endeavour to continue and improve every year.


When is the Yuletide Festival event?

Friday 3rd December 2021

The Yuletide Festival used to be the second Wednesday in December. We were led to believe that stall holders would prefer to set up and run for a weekend rather than just a few hours on a week day meeting. However, we haven’t managed to get the stall or added entertainment bookings we hoped so we are going to just run the Friday night. We couldn’t return to Wednesday as the road closure application had already been submitted and approved. We will review in the new year but welcome your opinions – email us


How does the Yuletide Festival event work?

We run the Yuletide Festival using the small surplus from last year’s event and sponsorship from Hall and Woodhouse, other businesses also contribute towards the programme.

If your business would like to sponsor please contact us

The festival is a FREE event however marshals do invite any contributions at the barriers into town.
It is hoped that the combination of sponsorship and the profits from all the organisations and groups taking part will enable the costs of the evenings to be covered with any surplus being used to fund future events.


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