Westbrook, Chair of the Festival Committee said: “After our first two
years of success, we are looking forward to an even bigger and better
festival in 2017, and we would like to invite local producers and
outlets to book a pitch for the main food and drink day: Sunday 3rd
September. Last year we had over 70 different stalls and more than
6,000 people visited the event, making it a fantastic marketing
opportunity. There are plenty of spaces available at the moment, but we
know from past years that interest will increase once the weather
starts to improve. Also, we do have reduced rates for those who book
before 31st March, so the sooner you book, the better!
“This free entry and very popular festival is reliant on stall holder
fees and sponsorship, and we would love more sponsors, either in cash
or kind. Companies or individuals could receive publicity for
supporting the music, the programme, the main gazebo, or even the
“We would also love to welcome anyone who would like to help with tasks
such as committee work, site organisation, and practical tasks
including setting up and/or dismantling on the festival days.
“Don’t miss the chance of being involved in one of the premier events in Melksham community’s busy calendar!”
If you would like more information, please contact
on 01225 704187,
or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A newly designed website melkshamfoodandriverfestival.co.uk will be up and running by the end of February, so please keep an eye open for it.
The aim of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust is to restore the
waterway from the Kennet & Avon Canal near Melksham to the
Thames & Severn Canal near Cricklade and the River Thames
near Abingdon, connecting Chippenham, Calne, Royal Wootton
Bassett and Swindon.