Hereford River Carnival

The next spectacular Hereford River Carnival will take place on

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May 2020


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Check out this amazing video from the 2017 Carnival from our friends at Catcher Media



A revived tradition

The River Carnival as it is today revived an old tradition dating back to the 1960s. Prior to 2014 when a team of volunteers brought it back, the last River Carnival in Hereford took place in 1973.

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🐠Want to know how to build a river float?🐠Come on down to Old Market Hereford today and tomorrow between 10am and 3pm…

Posted by River Carnival on Saturday, 24 February 2018



Video from previous year’s events…

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Britain’s favourite river – The Wye

Hereford is the only city on the River Wye – the fifth-longest river in the UK, stretching some 215 kilometres (134 miles) from source to sea. It is the only river in Europe to be designated a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) for its entire length. It was voted Britain’s favourite river in a poll conducted by the Our Rivers campaign.