The Nailsworth Festival

The Nailsworth Festival aims, for one week of the year, to bring something a little different to the cultural life of our community, providing something for everyone. After cancellation in 2020 and rescheduling in 2021, the festival will return to its normal time of year  in 2022 and the festival will run from Saturday 21st May until Saturday 28th May.


Our full programme of events is now released and printed brochures are now being distributed. Events can now be booked online, as well as tickets being available at the Town Information Centre in the library.


The 2022 festival got off to a great start with lovely weather and enthusiastic crowds on Festival Saturday. There are pictures from Festival Saturday on our Gallery page.

Our general email address is festival@nailsworthfestival.org.uk. We always welcome suggestions for future festival events and we would love to hear from anyone who would like to be involved with running the festival.

Keeping Everyone Safe

Following government guidance there are no longer specific requirements related to Covid-19. However, the Festival Team would like you to be confident that you can attend and enjoy our events. To support this we have agreed the following arrangements.

  • All ticketed events are seated.
  • We are ensuring the number of tickets sold for each event relate to venue capacity without crowding.
  • Venues will be ventilated to the extent that this is possible.
  • We ask that Festival goers do not “crowd” others at the Box Office or when using Bars.
  • If you are feeling unwell PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND. 


We would like to thank our sponsors whose donations
help make the Festival possible: (Click on the sponsor’s logo to open their website in a new page or tab.)








The Executors of Robert Stiling


Our thanks go to the following for their financial and practical support in the organisation of the Festival:

Nailsworth Town Council
Ruskin Mill
Town Information Centre
Nailsworth News
Nailsworth Chamber of Trade
Stroud News & Journal
Stroud Times