Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival

Celebrating Life On The Homefront

Cancelled for 2021… Plans to return in 2022

The 2022 festival weekend dates are confirmed for 9th and 10th July 2022. Further details will follow in Autumn 2021.

Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival cancelled for 2021 – Plans to return for 10th anniversary year in 2022

  • No event this July but we are very confident they will be back “with a bang” in 2022
  • Safety of villagers, visitors and businesses cited as the primary concern
  • Save the date now: 9th-10th July 2022

We confirm with extreme regret that there will not be an event in 2021 due to the ongoing uncertainty and safety of holding large events.

The annual WWII Homefront celebration event has, since its founding in 2012, become one of the county’s most popular summer events and one of the best 1940s themed festivals in the UK. Usually held in mid-July each year, our Festival attracts up to 50,000 visitors and provides a significant economic and tourism boost to the village.

After being forced to cancel the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee had penciled in the weekend of 17-18th July to press ahead with a 2021 event. However, the Committee has very carefully assessed the safe and responsible deliverability of a festival this year and decided, with the health and safety of visitors, villagers and local businesses at the forefront of considerations, that to go ahead would not be the right decision.

Also, the festival weekend falls very soon after the fourth and final lifting of Covid-19 restrictions but with no certainty whether the Prime Minister’s “roadmap” deadlines will definitely be met, the Committee feel there is too much risk to go ahead.

Chair of the Festival Committee, Andrew Hunter, acknowledged many visitors will be disappointed but that this is the right decision:

We have looked at all options and tried very hard to come up with a workable plan to put on the Festival this year, but with so much uncertainty around large events and our desire to keep our visitors and fellow villagers safe, we have decided with regret to cancel this year’s Festival. I know this will disappoint many but I am sure everyone will understand that this is entirely the right and responsible decision. We look forward and with full confidence that we can come back with a bang for our 10th anniversary year in 2022.”

We have consulted with local bodies including the Woodhall Spa Parish Council, East Lindsey District County and local councillors to help reach this decision and have the full support on this move from each party.

The 2022 festival weekend dates are confirmed for 9th and 10th July 2022. Further details will follow in Autumn 2021.

A great weekend out for all the family

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The Woodhall Spa 40s Festival has a wide variety of 40s ‘Home Front’ themed events which take place at numerous venues across the village throughout the weekend.

Entrance is free!

We charge for Park & Ride and several of the concerts are ticket only; but, other than that all the entertainment and displays throughout the village are free!

Do come along and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Woodhall Spa 40s Festival as we turn back time to life on the home front in the 1940s.

The Festival is run by a volunteer team of Woodhall residents who give their time for free. Any profits are distributed to Woodhall Spa good causes.

Top Things You’ll Want To Know About The Woodhall Spa 40s Festival

Here are the answers to your top questions….

Where is it?
In Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. Here is the postcode for Jubilee Park where a lot of the events happen: LN10 6QH

How much is an entry ticket?
It is free. There is no entry fee. One or two of the concerts are ticketed and there is a fee for them. But, apart from that all is free.

Where can I park?
We run a park and ride scheme. You can book in advance (you save money by doing so) on this site. Online booking for the Festival is not yet open.

Where can I find out what is happening by way of entertainers, military displays, classic vehicles, etc?
Being updated

Do you need helpers over the Festival weekend?
Yes, please!
We need volunteers to man the Information Stands. So, if you can spare a couple of hours over the Festival weekend please email – being updated

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