Hereford River Carnival
Welcome to Hereford River Carnival The next spectacular Hereford River Carnival will take place on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th May 2020

All Day At:

On the River Wye  |  Castle Green  |  Bishops Meadow  |  King George V Playing Fields  |  Left Bank Village  |  Cathedral Close  |  High Town & City Centre

Saturday Highlights

On the River Wye All Day

On the River Wye (All Day)

The centerpiece of the Carnival, the River Wye itself.

From crazy inflatables and colourful coracles to the floatilla of decorated craft that make up the River Carnival itself, the Wye on Carnival day is a sight to behold.

We want the Wye to be awash with floats, boats, crazy coracles and whatever takes your fancy in 2020.

A decade of Floats

Sign up to represent your favourite decade on the Wye

As we celebrate Hereford at play from the Roaring 20s to the 2020s, we’ve got some float bases to give away for you to design, decorate and ‘sail’ in the style of a particular decade from 1920 to date.  So if you’re keen on the Roaring 20s, Swinging 60s, or the Nautical Noughties, please get in touch.

It’s first come first served so contact stuart@rivercarnival.org today to bag your decade.

RSPCA Fun Dog Show

RSPCA Fun Dog Show

Bring your pooch & join the fun, categories include:

Please check back here soon and keep up with our Facebook page @rivercarnival for more details of the night-time events both here and at other venues like BaBar Café in Union Street where there will be an after Carnival party.

Why not grab something to eat at the Beefy Boys, Rule of Tum, Cotto, Café Miro, The Den, EnSushi, Left Bank Village, the Green Dragon or one of Hereford’s many other fine eateries.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for updates.

Street Carnival

Street Carnival

Music, dancing & a blaze of colour!

Please check back here soon and keep up with our Facebook page @rivercarnival for more details of the night-time events both here and at other venues like BaBar Café in Union Street where there will be an after Carnival party.

Why not grab something to eat at the Beefy Boys, Rule of Tum, Cotto, Café Miro, The Den, EnSushi, Left Bank Village, the Green Dragon or one of Hereford’s many other fine eateries.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for updates.

The Nozstock Stage (Bishops Meadow)

The Nozstock Stage (Bishops Meadow)

Showcasing six of the acts from this year’s Nozstock: The Hidden Valley Festival

Enjoy a drink or some food in the River Garden and listen to the sounds of the summer to come.

Details coming soon

The Encore Music Stage (Castle Green)

The Encore Music Stage (Castle Green)

Hear from a selection of Herefordshire’s finest choirs and vocal ensembles plus some rising young acts from the Live Wire programme.

Details coming soon

Indie Food Village (Castle Green)

Indie Food Village (Castle Green)

Delight your taste buds & slake your thirst with the finest fare from Hereford’s independent food scene.

Foodies include Old Granary Pierogi, Rule of Tum, Reggae Pie’s Ba Ba Bar, Method Roastery, Seb’s Cider, Nizi Artisan Bakery, Funky Falafel, Might Soft Shell Crab Company and tea and cakes from the WI.

More details coming soon

The Courtyard Stage (Bishops Meadow)

The Courtyard Stage (Bishops Meadow)

New for 2020

A programme of theatrical delights produced by Hereford’s Courtyard Centre for the Arts and featuring About Face Theatre, Courtyard Youth Theatre plus much more.

Details coming soon

Dance Central (Bishops Meadow)

Dance Central (Bishops Meadow)

Back-to-back performances from Hereford’s finest dance groups

From ballet to ballroom with a dash of cheer leading, the talent on show is spectacular.

Details coming soon.

Carnival of Sport (Bishops Meadow)

Carnival of Sport (Bishops Meadow)

Come & try your hand at a huge range of sports!

All ages and abilities welcome

Taster sessions for football, cricket, rugby, judo, yoga, aerial dance, roller derby, golf, plus many more

Details coming soon

The Community Hub (Bishops Meadow)

The Community Hub (Bishops Meadow)

Fun & games as Hereford gets into the Carnival mood

Come and meet Hereford City Council Roadshow & the Liveried Men, Kindle Centre, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, The Woodland Trust, Caplor Energy, Hope Spring, Choose How you Move and many more

DETAILS COMING SOON

Hereford Lions Village Green (Castle Green)

Hereford Lions Village Green (Castle Green)

Traditional games from the village green

Details coming soon

Vintage Vehicles & the Hereford Herd

Vintage Vehicles & the Hereford Herd

Check back soon for more details

Details coming soon

Plus much, much more!

More details & activities will be added in the run up to Carnival day!