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About the Festival

The Melksham Food and River Festival is organised by the Festival Committee with support from the  Wilts & Berks Canal Trust and the Wiltshire Youth Canoe Club.


This year is the 8th year of the Food and River Festival, a 2-day late summer event that takes place in the heart of Melksham, Wiltshire.

The Festival seeks to provide a platform for local food and drink producers, community groups, local entrepreneurs and start-up businesses.


Each year the organisers work hard to expand the range of activities, stalls and attractions in the park and on the river that will appeal to visitors of all ages on both Festival days.

Planning for the 2023 Festival is already well underway so keep checking back on this website where you'll be kept updated with new pages giving you all of the Festival details as they are confirmed.


Come and visit us during the weekend 2nd - 3rd September 2023. Entry is FREE! After browsing the stalls and indulging in some retail therapy, you can relax and enjoy al-fresco locally produced food and drink, whilst listening to the live music and watching the boats on the river.

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