What’s On: Carnival Day 2014

The Commonwealth Hand of Friendship Flag by Molly Mann - the winning entry in our Design A Flag competition.

Here it comes – Carnival Day 2014!

This year’s carnival day will be even bigger and better than last year. Along with the popular Train Rides, Military and Vintage Vehicles display, food vendors, Zorbs, and the Fun Fair, here’s what else we have in store for you:

2014 Somersham Carnival Princess with Attendants
Carnival Princess Rachel Daniels (seated) with Attendants Eve Scrivener (right) and Emma Phipps (left), have an important role to play on Carnival Day. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd

9am – Stalls start to set up on the Norwood Playing Field

11:45am – Procession assembles on The Trundle. Walkers at the Millennium Pavilion Gate. All are welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult). Floats at the north end of The Trundle. Vintage vehicles at the Millennium Pavilion car park (please go via Feoffees Road).

12 noon – Judging for Best Decorated Float (Club/Pub, School, and Independent) and Best Walking Group.

12 noon – Stalls open. Beer Tent also opens with exclusive Bishop’s Palace Carnival Ale!

12:15pm – Procession departs from The Trundle

12:30pm – GamersBus opens for trips to video games heaven.

12:30pm – St Ives Rhythm & Blues begin (in the Busker’s Marquee)

1pm – Arrival of the Procession

1pm – Outback Bar opens (come and say G’day, sport!)

1:15pm – Djembe Drumming workshop begins

1:30pm – Somersham Town Band begins (in Victory Hall garden)

1:30pm – Fancy Dress Competition in the theme ‘Commonwealth’ (in the Arena)

2pm – Pipes and Drums (in the Arena)

2:30pm – Baby Competition (under 12mths) (in the Arena – with a parent!)

2:30pm – Grand Prize Draw

2:30pm – Somersham Town Band begin (in Victory Hall garden)

3pm – Djembe Drummers and Singers begin

3:30pm – Air Display in the skies above the field

3:45pm – Tug-of-War Contest (in the Arena)

4:30pm – Close of Carnival Day

Don’t forget, you can download the Somersham Carnival 2014 programme (PDF/5.25Mb).

Also, if you’re a fan of Twitter, and tweeting from the Carnival Day, use hashtag #somershamcarnival2014 to join in the real-time conversation.

 

The Carnival Committee reserves the right to alter the schedule at short notice. Please visit the Information Point at the entrance of the Norwood Playing Field if you have any questions or would like specific information on the day.
 

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.