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Ware Festival

The Ware Festival Committee are busy planning for 2017. Our theme for 2017 will be ‘Flower Power’ – there’s fantastic scope with this theme; yes, of course there’s flowers but the phrase also relates to an era in the not too distant past so music & fashion can all feature! Then there’s perfume, medicinal flowers, bees and so it goes on.

Carnival Day 2017 is Saturday July 1st & will kick off with the spectacular Boat Parade, followed by the Carnival Parade & Town Fair.

The beneficiaries of Ware Festival 2017 are CHIPS (children’s integrated play scheme) and Ware in Bloom.

Ware Festival Programme 2017

Carnival Day Programme 2017

History of the Ware Festival

There is a great tradition for a fair in Ware. Robert de Quincey, Lord of the Manor, having served Henry III in the French Wars, was granted leave to hold an Annual Fair on the “eve of the Virgin Mary”.

Ware Festival has been built on this old tradition and is organised by a committee consisting of Town Councillors and representatives from local organisations and is funded by Ware Town Council.

Raft Race

The Ware Festival Committee organises a wide range of events throughout July; from a lively Carnival Parade, through to an Over 60s Party, Raft Race, Teddy Bear’s Picnic and many more besides. The Committee also supports local groups putting on their own Festival event. The objective is to stimulate civic pride and foster community spirit.

The month comes to a close with a popular day-long Rock Concert.

Visitors to Ware during July will find a packed programme of events throughout the four Festival weekends, with something for everyone. It really is ‘Ware’ its happening during July.

Only space for 1 team left for the Raft Race on 15th July!

The application form can be downloaded here

For further information contact the Ware Festival Organiser, Rosalyn Montgomery

Telephone: 01920 460316

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