Marlow Town Regatta and Festival 2017

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It will be here before we know it…. Marlow Town Regatta weekend on the 10-11th June 2017! 

As we get closer, we will update with more detail of the entertainments being laid on- but for starters we have a heads up for existing subscribers, or anyone else who knows what they want to book:

What can you book now?

Picnic/gazebo pitches and tickets – 24 hours early for Subscribers

Marlow Regatta badgesPitches and Tickets on sale from Thursday 16th March from 6pm for Subscribers, Friday 17th from 6pm for general sales.  (Subscribers are people who registered as such when buying tickets last year, and will be sent an email regarding early purchase imminently!)   The link for general sales is:

Dining in the Jim Campbell Enclosure

Made by Mark at Marlow RegattaSet within a picket fenced open space, The Jim Campbell Garden Enclosure is where you can enjoy Lunch & Afternoon Tea, with table service & riverside views – with catering by “Made by Mark“. You can also arrange for hampers to be delivered to your pitch! Visit to check out the menu or call Mark on 07930 179062 to book your table.

Dragon Boat Racing Team Entry

Marlow Regatta dragon boat racingThe Marlow Dragon Boat Festival takes place on the regatta course on Sunday 11th with races starting at 9.30am and running throughout the day. If you want to enter a team of friends, colleagues or whatever to join the fun (and it IS fun!) then you can do so at  Spectator access is free.


Beginners Guide

This is aimed at anyone who has moved to town recently, or otherwise not visited the Regatta in recent years – a handy summary of the weekend! 

regatta-saturdaySaturday 10th June is the traditional rowing regatta
.  Proper rowing races, entry badge required to get into the enclosure , dress code applies.  The event attracts rowers and fans of the racing, plus plenty of people who have no interest in watching the racing! Luckily, everyone is catered for – with entertainment on the Marlow FM stage, plenty of food and drink options, and the ability to prebook allocated picnic pitches, perfectly sized for a gazebo. Subject to availability, badges can be purchased on the day are more expensive so it’s worth booking in advance.

regatta-sundaySunday 11th June is the “Festival Day”, and encompasses a variety of things.  Firstly, unlike Saturday – entry is FREE. On the river you can watch the exciting canoe and dragon boat races, and elsewhere there are all sort of entertainments and activities in the display arena, and of course food and drink options. Basically, all manner of family fun! 

MyMarlow Regatta 48Traylens Funfair – is in Higginson Park during the Regatta weekend, although it is a separate commercial operation. 



Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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