Ware Town Council

Serving the Local Community

Ware Festival

Ware Festival 2021

Sadly, Ware Festival 2021 will not be going ahead.  We will be back bigger & better in 2022.  Carnival Day 2022 will be Saturday July 2nd.

We will be holding the 7th Riverside Real Ale Festival on 16th October at Ware Priory.  More details coming soon.  Save the date!

Ware Festival 2020

It is with great sadness that Ware Festival 2020 has been cancelled.  This wasn’t a decision that was taken lightly but inevitable in light of recent events.  We will be back bigger & better in 2021 when we will welcome back Carnival Day on July 3rd. The Riverside Real Ale Festival on July 10th & Rock in the Priory on July 17th.  Not forgetting of course our fantastic Pavement Artists Competition, Putting Competition & Bus Pass Party.

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.

The Ware Festival Committee organises a wide range of events throughout July; from a lively Carnival Parade, through to an Over 60s Party, The Riverside Real Ale Festival, 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’ happening during July.

For further information contact the Ware Festival Organiser, Rosalyn Montgomery

Telephone: 01920 460316