West Mersea Town Regatta attracts locals and visitors alike, on and off the water there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The event is free and organised entirely by volunteers. With plenty of displays and stalls in the car park, Stocks Fun Fair (opposite The Victory), Bocking Concert Brass Band playing during the afternoon – and of course watching the fun activities on the water.
The greasy pole event is one of the may highlights, seeing participants testing their balancing skills to see if they can reach the end of the pole to grab the flag.
The day’s fun is concluded with the Grand Firework Display, set off on the mud and lighting up the River Blackwater.