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Dates announced for Fal River Festival 2009

17 February — 23 May 2009

The dates for this 2009’s Fal River Festival have been announced with organisers promising the biggest and best event yet.

Dates announced for Fal River Festival 2009

The dates for this 2009's Fal River Festival have been announced with organisers promising the biggest and best event yet.

Running from Saturday, May 23 until Sunday, May 31 the nine-day festival aims to celebrate life in and around the river Fal.

Established in 2006, this year's Fal River Festival (www.falriverfestival.co.uk) will encompass over 100 events and will offer a diverse mix of culture, music, arts, food, literature, drama, industry, events, gardens, sports and history.

Festival organiser, 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.

"Its a celebration of life on the river, and a chance to really embrace the places, people, history and culture that are connected by this very Cornish river.

"As a result we're really excited about this year's festival, as its developing a real buzz and we have some really exciting events coming together, so watch this space for more info.

"But what I can promise is that it will be nine-days to remember and one for the whole family to enjoy."

The festival will launch on Friday, May 22 with a procession of sail down the river, whilst over the nine days organisers estimate over 30,000 people will get involved in the festival events.

Other events include the Fal River Walk, King Harry Charity Gig Race, a kids' triathlon, Sea Dance and a series free live music events.

Festival chairman, Tim Light, said: "Everything is now being put into place, such as lining up sponsors and finalising the event guide and if you would like to help or get involved then please get in touch through the website."

For more information please visit www.falriverfetsival.co.uk or search ‘Fal River Festival' on Facebook, and ‘FalRiverFest09' on Twitter.