24th Oct, 2016

River Festival moors in Evesham

Aaron Wise 10th Jul, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM’S River Festival is returning to the Vale to put on a dazzling display of boats with a ‘medieval’ twist.

The River Avon will be flooded in water activities today (Saturday), with a medieval theme in recognition of the anniversary of The Battle of Evesham and Simon de Montfort.

The annual event has seen thousands pack along the Avon to celebrate and marvel at the large variety of boats that come from all over the UK to parade their spectacular lights and colour.

Event organiser, Doug Payne said: “This year will have ‘on water’ attractions such as, the Welsh Newfoundland Activity Group Rescue Dogs, search and rescue demonstrations by South Worcestershire Lifeguards, boat handling competitions and the Illuminated boat parade prior to the firework finale.

“The do-it-yourself raft race will be bigger this year and there will be live music all day with local artists taking to the stage, alongside beer tents and food stalls.”

The Evesham River Festival committee is being supported by Evesham Town Council, Wychavon District Council, Tesco, Sankey Marine, Avon Navigation Trust, The Fleece Inn, South Worcestershire Lifeguards, Evesham Sea Cadets, Evesham Hotel, Wood Norton Hotel and Hidcote Manor.

The event takes place along the Avon in the town’s Workman Gardens from midday to 11pm.

Visit www.theeveshamriverfestival.co.uk for more information