In 2012, the event was revived. One of the main features of the modern festival is a community procession led by a May Queen riding a horse. The May tree that used to stand in the village has been replaced with a mock tree, which is also carried in the procession.
Today, visitors stand a better chance of staying dry than they originally did. It was once the tradition that any man not wearing a sprig of oak leaves in his hat was thrown into the local stream.
Robert Hunt, 1871“There is stream of water running into a large trough in which many a country lad has been drenched for daring to enter the town on the 29th of May without the leaf or branch of oak in his hat.”