OFFICIAL WESTON CARNIVAL GUIDE
The Weston Carnival committee sadly announce the loss of their leader for the last 43 years. Brian Coombs passed away on Thursday 26th October 2017 at the Hospice in Weston super Mare. He will be sadly missed by all of his friends and family. Our thoughts go out to his close family at this time for their loss The funeral will be at Worle Crematorium at 13.00 on the 20th of November 2017. A good friend for 50 years
The carnival procession cannot be properly appreciated in one viewing. CLICK HERE to buy the official DVD and relive the amazing event in your own home.
MAKE A WEEKEND OF WESTON CARNIVAL -
WESTON'S glittering carnival procession will take the same route as last year. Click here to see the route map.
Each and every collector will wear an Official Yellow sash. Each collecting tin or bucket will carry an Official Number with a White Label across the tin or bucket. Official Collecting Floats will also appear in the procession. Please give your donations ONLY to Official Collectors.
Please give generously and help us exceed last year’s collection of £14464.00
WESTON-SUPER-MARE CARNIVAL IS….
C IS FOR CARNIVAL CLUBS, which spend 11 months working on their entries in secret.
A is for annual event. Somerset has been commemorating Guy Fawkes attempt in 1605 to blow up The Houses of Parliament since 1881.
R is for route. Arrive early and bring a chair, to ensure a good viewing position. Most processions are over two miles long and can take up to two hours to pass any given point on route.
N is for November. The season of Bonfires, Fireworks and carnival! Put this November in your diary to visit Somerset for one of our spectacular carnivals.
I is for illuminated. Guy Fawkes carnivals are the worlds largest illuminated winter carnivals.
V is value for money! A street collection for 15 local charities - please give generously. Programmes are produced for every procession and contain a wealth of information on the history of carnival, the entries and local clubs.
A is for All singing, All dancing. There are many different types of entries including action – packed feature carts, the waxwork like Tableaux, as well as individual and group walking entries.
L is for lights! Carnival carts can contain up to 25,000 light bulbs and can be up to 100ft long, 11 ft wide ans 17ft 6in high.