THIS year’s Evesham River Festival is on course to be a fairytale success following the rain of last year.

This year’s theme is fairy tales and there is still time for boats to register and take part in the annual celebration.

The event is taking place on the river Avon on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, with highlights varying from a Battle of Britain Dakota Flypast to the famous illuminated boat parade.

There will also be a Royal Navy Flypast live music, food village, craft stalls, boat demonstrations, beer tent, boating competitions and fireworks extravaganza.

Doug Payne, who is one of the organisers, said: “We are excited to once again be bringing the Evesham River Festival to the town this July. Last year was unfortunate but we’re back and better than ever.

“As usual we’ll have all the usual entertainment and stalls for people to enjoy as well as rescue demonstrations and our new Boat Jumble.”

Dredging work, reported in last week’s Evesham Journal, funded by Evesham Market Town Partnership along the river Avon in the town has been successfully completed clearing debris and deepening a one and a half mile stretch along the river in time for the Festival.

Entry to the festival is free and more information can be found at