Dates announced for Fal River Festival 2012

From 26 January

Fal River Festival 2012 will run for ten days from June 1 to June 10.

The dates for this 2012 Fal River Festival have been announced with organisers promising the biggest and best event yet.

Running from Friday, June 1 until Sunday, June 10, the 10-day festival, which has become one of the largest in Cornwall, celebrates life in and around the  Fal River.

Established in 2006, this year’s Festival will encompass over 150 events and will offer a diverse mix of culture, music, arts, food, literature, drama, industry, events, gardens, sports and history.

Festival director, Toby Budd, said: 'The festival offers something for everyone and a chance to engage with life on the Fal and discover some of the river’s history.

'The Fal River is Cornwall most popular visitor destination and the festival is a chance to really celebrate the places, people, history and culture that are connected by this very Cornish river.'

Join in

During 2011 around 100,000 people attended events and helped to raise £75,000 for charity while enjoying 3,000 pints of beer, lager and cider.

Last year’s festival was supported by the Greenbank Hotel and organisers are in negotiations and finalising details of this year’s title sponsor.

Events lined up for this year include the Fal River Walk, Castle to Castle Swim, Fal Fish Festival, the award winning Film on the Fal, and the opening Beer Fleet Parade.

Join in the fun on the Fal River Festival Facebook and Twitter accounts for all the latest in the lead up to this year's festival.