Wey River Festival at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford

Please note: this article refers to the Wey river festival of 2019 It's coming... 21 September 2019 brings the Wey River Festival back to Dapdune Wharf in Guildford - with a variety of stands, food, craft activities and of course, the fantastic illuminated pageant. The Wharf opens at 11:00 and there'll be lots to do all day.

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What's going on in the day time?

After last year, we really want a break with the weather!  Can everyone do a sun dance on 21 September please so we can welcome boaters and visitors alike to celebrate everything that is great about the river.  There'll be plenty to do, such as willow weaving, a pirate boot camp, Surrey Wood Turners and plenty of crafts and children's activities.  Our boat trips will be running all day and there'll be lots of foodie stalls, with local jam and honey as well as things to eat.  Entry is free. A new attraction this year is Barge Fiodra with an exhibition of works from the Guild of Waterway Artists and an opportunity to see the film 'Tides' shot on the river Wey.

And in the evening?

The highlight of the whole day is the illuminated pageant at dusk, with boats travelling from the centre of Guildford to Dapdune Wharf, brilliantly lit up with fairy lights and serenaded by the Croydon Steel Orchestra as they arrive at Dapdune.  

Saturday 21 September from 11am to 8.30pm.  Free entry to the Wharf.


There is no parking at the Wharf this year, although drop off is available. It is advisable to park in one of the many car parks in Guildford and come down to the Wharf on foot. You can have a look here for car parks before you come.

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