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Calne Summer Festival & Carnival set to entertain

Posted on 09th June 2016

Late June is the perfect time to enjoy the Calne Summer Festival & Carnival in this quiet Wiltshire village. The family-friendly event includes plenty of free activities, live performances, a parade, as well as artisan crafts and street stalls.

Calne, Wiltshire

The annual event is being held on Saturday 25th June in the town centre and takes places from 10am to 6pm. There will be a mobile zoo, a wide variety of food and drink, an exciting armed forces parade and an inflatable football pitch to test your skills.

This year’s summer festival is a celebration of everything Jurassic. With cave men and women, dinosaurs and even the Flintstones, the carnival promises to be a prehistoric event. The carnival parade will leave from the Bremhill View Social Club at 4:30pm and finish in the centre of town.

Without a doubt, the highlight of the event promises to be performances by Rex the Dinosaur – this year’s special guest. This animatronic marvel will stand above the crowds, move amongst the visitors, run and thrash his tail to the delight of everyone in attendance. Rex will be performing in and around the event several times throughout the day. There will be a finale on The Strand at 4pm.

For more information on the Calne Summer Festival & Carnival, please visit the event website.

Visiting Calne

Located in north western Wiltshire, Calne is a town of vast history. Originally started as an Anglo-Saxon outpost, this market town grew due to the River Marden. One claim to fame is that Calne is home to Wiltshire Cure – the traditional method of curing bacon and ham. It is a great place to visit whilst enjoying a cottage holiday in Wiltshire.

Image Credit: Chris Downer (Wikipedia.com)