Being a Volunteer

To become a volunteer, send an email to MFRF Committee with your contact details and a Committee member will contact you to chat about options.  You can join the Committee and contribute your ideas and experience throughout the year (monthly meetings take about 1.5 hours).  Alternatively, you may wish to offer only an hour or two across the whole year, in which case, there are some jobs, which take very little time.  The choice is yours and you only give as much as you are able.

Being a Sponsor


Melksham Food and River Festival is an established and respected event in West Wiltshire.  More than 6,000 people attend the Festival each year and with far more events on both Festival days, the Committee anticipates a significant increase in visitors and wider media coverage.


The Festival is a great platform from which to present your organisation and offers companies the opportunity to raise their profile and brand awareness.  The Festival website includes links to the websites of sponsors and supporters and wherever possible and appropriate the Committee recognises sponsors in media releases.


A relationship between your company and the Melksham Food & River Festival is a win-win combination. There are various opportunities for sponsorship and here are some ideas: -


  • If your interest is in waste management, why not sponsor our skips, waste bins or even the portable loos

  • If your company focus is on mobility issues, you could sponsor the Wheelyboat which is owned by Wilts & Berks Canal Trust (WBCT) providing boat trips for people with limited mobility and help us further improve access to and around the site

  • Perhaps you would prefer to sponsor one of our activities or competitions

  • Watch one of our live music acts and know you have helped to secure their booking

  • Of course, you could provide general financial sponsorship for the Committee to fund the Festival overheads

  • Sponsorship “in kind” is also an option


Please contact us to discuss your ideas and sponsorship opportunities