Hereford River Carnival
Welcome to Hereford River Carnival
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About Us

Hereford River Carnival 2020

About The Carnival

Since it was re-introduced in 2014, Hereford River Carnival has grown to become Herefordshire’s biggest feelgood, community event – and it remains entirely free for the public.

We had 20,000 Carnival goers in 2018 (up on 15,000 in 2017) who sang, danced, made masks and carnival costumes, ate great local food and generally have fun messing about on the beautiful River Wye.

There is something for everyone and exciting new things to discover every year – music, dance, sport, arts, crafts, old fashioned games and mucking about on the river.

Get creative at our Carnival Clubs

Get ready for Hereford River Carnival 2020 with our Carnival Club Workshops

As we can’t meet in person, we’re bringing you five super Carnival Clubs online.  Watch out on social media for details but we’ll have sessions where you can make a poster, a head-dress or Carnival crown, learn how to do face painting and much more.

And even better, we’ll leave the workshops online afterwards in case you miss them first time around.

Supported by the Community Fund

The River Wye

Britain’s Favourite River

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