When: 11th September 2017
Where: Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire
£: Free to watch
What is it?
The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance is a local custom carried out annually in the Staffordshire Village, with traditional dancing and music.
This ancient tradition which involves dancing around the village using reindeer antlers, with a hobby horse and a fool in tow, dates back to the Middle Ages. It is unknown exactly when the custom was first carried out, or why, but it still attracts curious visitors to the village.
The Horn Dance takes place annually on Wakes Monday, which this year is on 11th September, and is performed at various locations around the village and surrounding area. The dancers are made up of deer men, a bowman, a fool, and Maid Marian. Not to mention a hobby horse, the infamous antlers, and a melodian player providing the music.
The dancing usually begins in the morning, just after 8am on the green, and carries on until 8pm, calling at various pubs including The Royal Oak, The Goats Head and The Crown.
More info: www.abbotsbromley.com/horn_dance