The county is playing host to many festivals, events and happenings throughout the summer. If you are heading that way over the next few weeks, check out some of the seasonal festivities below.
The ancient market town of Malmesbury has long been associated with carnival time, hosting this most popular event for more than 90 years. Food, fun and entertainment abound! It’s held until 6th September.
Similarly, Devizes International Street Festival and Carnival spans two weeks over August and September with events including Picnic in the Park, the Confetti Battle and Devizes International Street Festival.
And don’t miss out on the Summer Spectacular Salisbury Fete on 22nd August which promises not only funfairs, food and drink, but hot air balloons and a tribute to Queen. Free for all the family, it is always eagerly anticipated.
In fact, it may be a good idea to book an extra couple of weeks holiday in Salisbury as the town is hosting Salisbury Food and Drink Festival, – “an annual week of foodie events, family fun and gastronomical discoveries”. This event runs from 11 Sept to 13 Sept.
For those who embrace our history, meander through the ‘Magna Flora’ Flower Festival in Salisbury, where over 500 flower arrangers will create “a feast for the senses with the smell and sight of many thousands of blooms in arrangements inspired by Magna Carta”. This event runs from 15 Sept to 20 Sept.
Regular Farmers’ Markets
Wiltshire has always been renowned as a county with a pronounced countryside connection, and this is reflected by the myriad farmers’ markets which, if you look carefully enough, can be found scattered around the region.
Take a trip to Bradford on Avon on the first and third Thursdays, for the country market and the Farmers and Artisan Market on the last Sunday of each month. Or wander over to Calne where there is a Farmers’ Market every second Saturday of each month.
Try Royal Wootton Bassett for a Farmers’ market every fourth Saturday of month on High Street, or Salisbury where Foodie Friday on second Friday of the month from March – October has to be worth a morning off work! Marlborough, Devizes, Warminster and many other towns also hold markets.
AC Services and Wiltshire
Wiltshire is famous for its many attractions, not least Stonehenge, Avebury, Castle Combe and Longleat Adventure and Safari Park, but seasonal events are a-plenty for locals, tourists and hard-working AC Services engineers.
We at AC Services love this time of year as, although it is busy with our engineers constantly on call ensuring that Rational oven appliances are kept in tiptop condition, we get to travel around Wiltshire and enjoy some of the festivities.