What’s On: Somersham Carnival Day 2012

Carnival Day 2012 banner

Somersham Carnival Day takes place this Saturday, 23rd June, starting with the Procession at 12.15pm.

The Carnival Day Schedule:

9:00amStalls can set up on the Parkhall playing field from 9am. Ready to open by 12 noon.

Tractor
A range of classic vehicles will be on display. (c) JLC Photography Ltd.

11:45amVintage Vehicles, with streamers and flags, to assemble at Millennium Hall car park – please go via Feoffees Road to avoid the floats.

11:45amFloats to assemble at the North End of The Trundle. Fancy dress walkers and anyone carrying an Olympic-style torch (no real flames!) to assemble at Millennium Gate. All welcome (children must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Judging will take place at this time. Prizes for Best Decorated Float (Club, School and Independent) and for Best Walking Group.

12:15pmProcession leaves The Trundle heading for Parkhall Playing Field.

1:30pmFancy Dress Competition‘Going For Gold’ theme. Children and adults in the main arena.

2:00pmBaby Competition (under 12 months)

2:30pmHuntingdon Gymnastics Club display. Elite girls and boys – stars of the future.

Gymnasts in 2011
Gymnasts from Huntingdon Gymnastics Club will perform at 2:30pm. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

3:15pmComedy Sumo Wrestling!

3:45pmPresentation of trophies

4:00pmBalloon Race Release – £1 per balloon – prize for owner of balloon that has travelled the furthest by 17th July 2012 (the Olympics opening ceremony).

4:15pmTug of War Competition – teams should register at the Carnival Information Tent

4:45pmGrand Prize Draw

Attractions throughout Carnival Day include: Classic cars, Bouncy castle, Fun Fair side shows, Refreshments in Victory Hall (kindly organised by Mary’s Tea Rooms), Pimms Stall, Craft Stalls and Charity Stalls. The Beer Tent opens at 12 noon and closes at 5:30pm.

St Ives Rhythm and Blues band at 2011 Carnival
St Ives Rhythm & Blues band will be back to play on Carnival Day. Photo: JLC Photography Ltd.

Live music will be provided at regular intervals on Parkhall Playing Field from Pidley Male Voice ChoirSomersham Town Band, St Ives Rhythm & Blues band, Dark Surrender and Ain’t Misbehavin.

The Carnival Committee reserves the right to amend the line-up where appropriate and at short notice.
 

Carnival Week continues…

Don’t forget though, that Carnival Day is not the end of Somersham Carnival Week – Sunday 24th sees the annual Family Cycle Ride and the 5-a-side Football Tournament take place.

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‘Anything goes!’ when you’re Going For Gold

Going For Gold medal image

Old photo of two olympians with olympic torches
Olympic fashion has changed slightly over the years.

Hello Somersham Carnival-goers …..WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!!

Our theme this year, to tie in with a certain other spectacular UK event, is “GOING FOR GOLD”!!

For all you budding “Olympians” this is your chance to look the part – anything goes! – from the original Olympians (but no total nudity please!), through to the baggy white shorts and flannels of the 1930’s…. to the modern day lycra!!

Not interested in sport?

Get out that gold lurex, dig out those Bet Lynch style earrings and anything totally tasteless for a bit of fun, or be Kanye West singing “Gold Digger” with his rappers in gold chains for a Day!! Old Yukon Gold Panners … this way please!

From ancient golden civilisations, re-create Tutankhamun’s tomb. Gold was first worn by humans in 3000BC!

Be a UK Banker, if you dare …. Where did they put our GOLD?

Carnival 2012 Entertainment

Come and join us during Carnival Week (16th – 24th June) and on Carnival Day (Saturday 23rd June) and celebrate living in Somersham. See the great entertainment lined up for you and come and have a fantastic time at Carnival 2012.

Mr T from the A-team wearing gold
Mr T ain’t no fool when it comes to Going For Gold.

New this year:

  • ‘Last Night of the Proms’ (Community Singing)
  • Video Games Tournament
  • Taster Sport sessions

..plus the return of our very popular “Busking Spots”.

Got your whistles? Got your flags? See you there!

With grateful thanks for your continuing support. All the best …

the Carnival Committee

The 2012 Somersham Carnival theme is…

Somersham Carnival Going For Gold medal

The theme for the 2012 Somersham Carnival has been announced as ‘Going For Gold’.

Somersham Carnival Going For Gold medal

The theme of this year’s carnival, which will take place between the 16th – 24th June, is a nod towards another big event in 2012 – the Olympics.

Carnival Day itself will take place on 23rd June.

Keep up to date with the carnival preparations by returning to this blog regularly or by joining us on Facebook or by following @Somersham2012 on Twitter!