What’s On?


Just some of the amazing things going at the River Carnival – 4 & 5 May 2018

Friday Night – Mappa Mundi: The Adventure
The World on the Wye
8.30pm (at the Cathedral); see the drama unfold as we process to Bishop’s Meadow; music and refreshments until 11.30pm

Left Bank Village

Opening ceremony, all-day Etsy makers’ market, fine food and drink at De Koffie Pot.
After 10.30,  all day long and into the night a quirky mix of the sublime and surreal on the stage in the Courtyard.

Castle Green

Fun Dog Show (9.00am registration for a 10.00am start)
Friends of Castle Green cafe
Indie Food Village
Circus Area, Puppet Workshop,  your chance to Sparkle with Looby-Lou
Drumming masterclass with the River Rhythm Rollers and Bym Welthy of BeatBangBong
Maypole Dancing
Stalls, Rotary Club Duck Race tickets
Gather for the Street Carnival at 12.45pm
Nozstock Stage

On the Wye

11.00am Wild Water Swim
1.00pm CHAR Raft Races
2.15pm The River Carnival – see the colourful and crazy Carnival floats as they make their way serenely (and not so serenely) down the wonderful Wye.
3.00pm Coracle Regatta – new for 2018.  How many colourful coracles can you count?
3.30pm Rotary Club Charity Duck Race – the original and best – be sure to buy a duck in the day

Bishop’s Meadow – all day

Kindle Centre Community Hub – making yummy cakes to sell
Music Pool Stage – the very best of local choirs and upcoming bands
Dance Central – the toe-tapping Carnival highlight – you’ll want to join in
Carnival Makers Club – make a badge or something to wave in the Street Carnival
Hereford Lions Village Green – try your hand at welly wanging, splat the rat, the stocks and more
Hereford City Council Roadshow – featuring the wonderful Liveried Men
Black Crows Vikings – blacksmithing and much worse from the scandalous Scandinavians
Danter’s Fun fair, food stalls and more
h.Energy village – Wildlife Trust, storytelling, live music, stalls – Pop-up plastic activities

King George V Playing Fields

Carnival of Sport – Hereford FC, Cricket, Aerial Dance, Yoga, Tennis, Golf, Cycling, Drift Trikes plus much more.  Come along and have a go.  No experience necessary.
NEW 5km Family Fun Run – Be the first Carnival Champ