The Chalke Valley History Festival is the largest festival dedicated entirely to history.
The aim is to excite, enthral and entertain about the past. All proceeds from the festival have, since 2012, been directed to the Chalke Valley History Trust, which promotes the understanding of history to all ages, but especially children.
In 2017, the festival moved to its curent site of over 70 acres in Broad Chalke, but still in the heart of the beautiful Wiltshire Chalke Valley.
The festival includes an array of exciting elements:
- a tented talks programme which features a line up of debates, discussions, lectures and seminars from leading thinkers and speakers. Smith & Williamson is a tent sponsor.
- An oudoors programme; talks and entertainment throughout the day and evening
- Food and drink; bars, cafes, streets of food
- Live music
Festival site opening times:
15:00 - 23:00 - Wednesday 23 June
09:30 - 23:00 - Thursday 24 June
09:30 - 23:00 - Friday 25 June
09:30 - 23:00 - Saturday 26 June
09:30 - 23:00 - Sunday 27 June