Bookings now being taken for 2013 Carnival commercial stalls


We are now accepting bookings for commercial stalls for this year’s Somersham Carnival Day which takes place at the Norwood Playing Fields and Victory Hall on Saturday 22nd June.

Simply download, complete, and return with your payment before 1st June 2013 (address at the end of the form).

> 2013 Somersham Carnival Commercial Stalls Booking Form (PDF, 174Kb)

With this year’s theme being ‘Beside The Seaside’ we hope that stall holders will have enough time to think of themed ideas to decorate stalls (and themselves).

Notes for stallholders

Cheques should be made payable to ‘Somersham Carnival’. A late payment supplement will be applied to all bookings received after 1st June 2013. The price of the stall is a key part of our fundraising; it helps to keep Somersham Carnival going and supports groups and charities in the village area. Stallholders can set up any time from 8.30am – 11am on the day. Once unpacked, vehicles may be parked at the bottom of the field but cannot be moved until 5pm. Some pitches may allow for one car to be parked behind the stall, provided it doesn’t hinder access to other stall holders or the emergency services. Somersham Carnival provides the ground area, but does not supply tables or gazebo, marquees etc.

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2013 Country Crafts categories announced

Country Crafts 2013 banner

The categories for this year’s ‘Country Crafts’ competition have been announced.

Many categories follow this year’s ‘Beside The Seaside‘ theme.

A: Cookery

  1. Six bread rolls (any shape)
  2. One fishcake
  3. Chutney / Pickles / Sauce
  4. Jam / Marmalade / Curds
  5. Victoria Sandwich (3 eggs, 7″ tin, jam only)
  6. Five seaside decorated cup cakes
  7. Five Macaroons (any colour)
  8. Homebrew (open class – may be divided if sufficient entries)
  9. Beach Picnic Box (five items)
  10. Five Decorated Cup Cakes (under 16s only)

B: Floral

  1. An Arrangement of Grasses
  2. Beach Wedding Posy
  3. Grow Your Own Cress in a Seaside Themed Container (under 16s only)

C: Handicraft

  1. A Seaside Painting
  2. A Summer Poem
  3. Decorated Jam Jar Tealight Holder
  4. Handmade Piece of Jewellery
  5. Photograph – Seaside Theme
  6. Open Class

D: Children (under 16s)

  1. Colouring 3-6 years (picture in programme)
  2. Colouring 7-11 years (picture in programme)
  3. Miniature Beach
  4. Tin Foil Boat (that floats!)
  5. Customised Flip Flops
  6. Handmade Piece of Jewellery
  7. Your Dream Ice Cream Cone (non-edible, any media)
  8. Photograph – Seaside Theme
  9. Open Class

Viewing of exhibits from 2pm. Presentation of prizes at 3:30pm. Door fee – Adults 50p, Children 25p, under 3’s free. Refreshments 2-4pm kindly provided by Parkhall Playgroup.

Feel free to enter more than one item per category.

Entries to all categories should be recently made items at home or at school/clubs and not have been previously exhibited at the Carnival.

Entry forms can be obtained from the Library, please pre-complete to ease submission of entries on the day.

There will be photos of the winners at the end of the presentation (which we hope to add to this website). Please collect your exhibits after the presentation.

Judges are independent of the Carnival Committee.