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Venue Category: Existing Festival Locations and Waterfront or Harbourside LocationsVenue Tags: Bedford, Bedford River Festival, Continental Market, and River Ouse

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    MM Events Group is the Concession Holder for the Continental Markets at the Bedford River Festival in 2018, an established annual event, now in its 40th year, which commands a regular 250,00o attendance.

    This is the key event in the Bedfordshire social calendar and comprises a colourful mix of live entertainment, river events, a festival parade, fireworks,  funfair, music and stages.

    Staged on the picturesque Victorian Embankment, Promenade, the River Great Ouse and in Russell Park, the Festival is a unique combination of the carnival, the musical, and of course, the nautical!

    At the very heart of the festival are the MM Events-organised Continental Street Markets where traders are invited to apply for stalls selling food and delicatessen products, jewellery, fashions, craft products and gifts.

    There is a strong community element to the Bedford River Festival which guarantees a huge attendance whatever the weather brings. Entertainment features strongly at the event with headlining professional acts on five stages supported with parades, river races and other activities and displays from local community groups from both the arts and sporting worlds.

    “Past festivals show traders can expect to do excellent business over the two days. The markets are located in prime positions and absolutely central to the public’s enjoyment of the event,” says MM Events Director Stuart Calder.

    The markets are filling up quickly with traders so go to the events listings to make your reservation.

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