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Ware Festival 2019

Ware Town Centre [Ware]

Event info
Date: 6th July 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Ware Town Centre
Address: Ware
Phone: 01920 460316

Ware Festival 2019 begins on July 6th with with Mannings Fair in the Buryfield from Noon.  We then have the River Parade at 12.45pm followed by the Carnival Parade at 1.20pm.   The Town Fair opens at 2pm (with early entry from Noon).  The arena entertainment will be presented by Herts County Sound & we have some fantastic arena entertainment for you along with lots of stalls & some lovely food so come hungry!  Ware Bowls Club will be open to visitors & there will be the Annual Monday Club Art Exhibition in Riverside Hall 10am-4pm.  Our benefiting groups for funds raised during 2019 are two great local groups – Guideposts Trust and Space Herts.

No rest on Sunday – we have the hugely popular Ware Festival of Running, 10am from the GSK Cricket Ground in Park Road, Leaside Strawberry Tea at their Community Centre 2pm-5pm, the Great Annual Duck Race at Ware lock from 3pm & The East Herts Concert Band & Youth Orchestra will perform on the Priory Island 4pm-7pm.

There’s plenty more going on throughout July – a flyer detailing all the Ware Festival events in available on our news page in from Ware Priory, Library & various shops and cafes throughout the town.

We look forward to seeing you at one of the many Festival events.

History of the Ware Festival

There is a great tradition for a fair in Ware. Robert de Quincey, Lord of the Manor, having served Henry III in the French Wars, was granted leave to hold an Annual Fair on the “eve of the Virgin Mary”.

Ware Festival has been built on this old tradition and is organised by a committee consisting of Town Councillors and representatives from local organisations and is funded by Ware Town Council.

The Ware Festival Committee organises a wide range of events throughout July; from a lively Carnival Parade, through to an Over 60s Party, The Riverside Real Ale Festival, Raft Race, Teddy Bear’s Picnic and many more besides. The Committee also supports local groups putting on their own Festival event. The objective is to stimulate civic pride and foster community spirit.

The month comes to a close with a popular day-long Rock Concert.

Visitors to Ware during July will find a packed programme of events throughout the four Festival weekends, with something for everyone. It really is ‘Ware’ happening during July.