Marlow Carnival 2021 – our preview!

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Saturday 11th September sees the return of the Marlow Carnival with a fabulous selection of music, dance, stalls, food, drinks and kids entertainment! Entry is FREE, runs from 11am to 5pm, Higginson Park.

Three stages will have music and entertainment for everyone to enjoy, and over fifty stalls will be waiting to tempt you with their produce and services.

You’ll find a large selection of food & drink, everything from BBQ to vegan options.

At MyMarlow, we are so excited to have this superb , fun filled event back and cannot wait for Saturday!

Some details of Carnival highlights below:

Food and Drink


  • Phil Bowditch doing their usual brilliant BBQ
  • Chives Catering offering everything from jacket potatoes to pork roast
  • Begans are offering a brilliant vegan menu.
  • The tea tent, offering cakes with teas/coffees.
  • The bar by Marlow Party Planners doing beer, wine and prosecco.
  • Marlow Gin is offering their great gins.

Music Stage

12.00 – Opening of Carnival

12.15 – 1.00 Persephone in the Underworld – they made a huge impact back in 2019 with their cool, current sound and we know you will enjoy this set

1.45-2.30 These Certain People – the always popular Marlow based band, infusing an impressive energy within every live set. With a colourful repertoire extending from Buggles and Jessie J to the Killers and ABBA, Bonney M and beyond!!

3.15-4.00 Hudson’s Choice – A 4 piece rock band from Sandhurst, Berks, who stamp a unique dirty rock signature on current pop & rock hits.

Entertainment Stage – featuring dance and theatre.

Benjamin Hasker will be entertaining the younger children with three half hour magic shows 11.30, 1.15, and 2.45

Marlow School of Dance will be entertaining you with their competition solos at 12.30

JDFD dance & fitness will be showing you their moves at 2pm – you will also be able to take part(!!) in their join in class during that slot – just make sure you have trainers and a smile!!

At 3.30 will be music from the Marlow Ukelele Group

Busker Stage

Various acts, as detailed in the schedule at the end of this article will keep up entertained – including Wes and Paul from the amazing local band Interkoola

Marlow FM

Marlow FM have always been huge supporters of the Carnival , and will again be on hand to keep us informed and entertained. Presenters will be:

  • 11-12: Pat Reading
  • 12 – 2: Abi Morris and Edan Gaskell
  • 2-4 : Laura Tilbury and Angie Burns
  • 4 to close: Pat Reading

Online Auction

Visit the Marlow Community Association tent to check out the items available in our amazing online auction – run is association with “Superstars” a local Marlow company. Please visit to see all the fantastic items available or to donate to the MCA.

Marlow Green Village

 A separate area with local companies and organisations all with a sustainable and ecological angle, lots to see and enjoy.

Duck Race at 4pm

Run by Marlow Round Table, this fun spectacle usually takes place at the May Fayre, which was sadly canceled this year. So…. they are joining in the fun at Marlow Carnival instead!

1st prize is £500, 2nd prize is £300, 3rd price is £200, plus many more.

Marlow Round Table will have a stall at the Carnival where you can buy your tickets (£2 per 🦆).

All monies raised are used to support local good causes, so please do come and join in.

Summary of Entertainment

Including the stages mentioned above and more!

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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