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.