Hay on Fire Festival

Tonight (Halloween 2009) was the Hay on Fire festival here in Hay-on-Wye, Wales.  The night first started with a parade through town that slowly made its way out to the ‘Warren’ on the edge of the river Wye where the fire festival was held.  The crowd numbered in the thousands to watch the fire dancing, hear the music and see the final culmination in the burning of a wicker man giant with of fireworks.  By far the coolest celebration I’ve yet to see on Halloween.  My pictures don’t do much justice to the coolness of the night…
2009 hay on fire festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales, photography

2009 hay on fire festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales, photography

2009 hay on fire festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales, photography

2009 hay on fire festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales, photography

2009 hay on fire festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales, photography

2009 hay on fire festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales, photography

4 replies
  1. Siobhan Lord says:

    Hi,
    Fantastic photos of Hay on Fire. Do you have any more and can I buy some.I was performing, along with my daughter and don’t have any photos.

  2. Goffee says:

    Cracking fiery images! Strangely only just seen them! 11months later! Sorry! and I’m the artistic director!

    No Hay-on-Fire for 2010. but check out The Globe at Hay for Fire performance on 19th/20th Nov.

    Hay-on-Fire back for 2011

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