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Come and Celebrate the Roman Festival

of Ambarvalia 

at Bignor Roman Villa

Saturday 25th May to Sunday 2nd June

(Closed Tuesday 28th May)

10:00am to 3:30pm


Roman Produce Trail

Have-a-Go Corn Grinding

Have-a-Go Wool Spinning

Plant a Broad Bean

Make a Paper Mosaic Plate

Make a Dedication to Ceres, Goddess of Agriculture


Ambarvalia was the Roman agricultural festival held in honour of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture and grain crops. It was celebrated in May and involved a procession around the fields to purify and bless the crops for a good harvest. As the crops begin to grow in the fields it was important for the Roman farmers to seek divine favour for their fields and crops.


Stone Age to Norman's

Thursday 30th & Friday 31st May


Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June

With fabulous displays and demonstrations of pre-historic and ancient arts & crafts

(Normal Villa admission applies)

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