We are happy to announce that the 2021 Plumstead Make Merry festival will take place on

Saturday 26th June,

from 12 noon to 6pm

on Plumstead Common

We are currently working on plans for what we can put on, so it may look a little different than previous years, but we feel that it is important the our community has the opportunity to celebrate, in a safe manner. We will of course making these plans in line with national and local guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak.  

Applications for stalls, performers and volunteers are taken from Monday 15th March, so please check for application details in the ‘Get Involved’ section.

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The Plumstead Make Merry is the longest-running community festival in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, it all started in 1975. Contrary to popular belief, the festival is not run by the council, and the council do not fund the infrastructure of the event. It is run entirely by volunteers who are passionate about the local area, and funded through the generosity our supporters and dedicated fundraising efforts.

Each year, thousands of people come along to enjoy a packed day of music, arts and activities that celebrate the history of the area and its diverse community. With up to 100 different stalls from local groups and businesses, there is plenty on offer including food and activities for all the family. So, come and join us on Plumstead Common.

If you want to run a stall, perform, or be one of our valued stewards please go to the ‘Get Involved’ section. Details can also be found there on how to help us with our fundraising through sponsorship and donations.

To keep up-to-date with the latest news, check out our news page or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Photographs on this page are by courtesy of Chris Mansfield, Deborah O’Boyle, Jan Evelyn-Wilson, and members of our official photographers from the Aperture Woolwich Photographic Society: Bill Jordan, Gary Shaw, Jagdip Kang, M W Pinsent, Mick Jones, Paul Parkinson, and Rahil Ahmad.