Welcome to Hay Fever

This year’s festival runs 21–31 May 2015. For regular updates on programme developments and Hay Festival activities, join our mailing list. For priority booking and other perks, join the Friends of Hay Festival.

500 Words Chris Evans

500 Words is back!

  • The Chris Evans and BBC2 short story competition is back for 2015. The winners will be announced live on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on 29 May...
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Hay Fever Courtyard

We have our very own festival site within the main festival site - fun for all the family!

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The Starlight Stage

Most of our Hay Fever events take place in the Starlight Stage and The Cube venues. There are also a bunch of lovely extras, including...

Make and Take

An opportunity to get crafting, from 10am to 5pm every day. Get messy and creative: your imagination is
the limit!

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The Mess Tent

A lovely, messy space for learning new things. You can come to creative workshops and drop-in sessions happening throughout each day in here.

 

Shepherds Ice Cream

Jam-packed with lots of lovely flavours, including our faves
Banana Crunch and Chocolate.

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Book Signings

Books and signings by all the children's and Young Adult authors on the programme are available at the Hay Festival Bookshop on the main site, just a step away from the Hay Fever Courtyard.