Weston-super-Mare Carnival Procession

OFFICIAL 50th ANNIVERSARY CARNIVAL GUIDE

WESTON-SUPER-MARE CARNIVAL IS…..

C is for carnival clubs, who 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.

OFFICIAL COLLECTORS

Each and every collector will wear an Official (colour TBC) sash. Each collecting tin or bucket will carry an Official Number with a (colour TBC)  label across the tin or bucket. Official Collecting Floats will also appear in the procession. Please give your donations to Official Collectors ONLY.

Please give generously and help us exceed last year’s collection of £7,910

2019 programmes will be on sale for £1 each at various locations including Visit Weston at the Tropicana and McColls newsagents.

Latest Carnival News

2 days ago
Grandstand Seating | Weston-super-Mare Carnival

Welcome to our new followers, and a big thank you to all who have gotten behind and voted in the cover competition so far, the top six are racing to 1000 votes between them and at the time of posting ... See more

3 days ago
Cover Competition Pool A

Calling all Carnival fans - For this years 50th Carnival Programme we need to choose two faces to go on our cover. We thought it would be fun to get some help from all of you. We've had a look ... See more

2 weeks ago
Photos from Weston-super-Mare Carnival's post

A throw back Thursday, one of our committee members is in the photo, any takers on the year and who? Its wonderful to read the letter below, the true magic of carnival embodied in a couple of small ... See more

2 weeks ago
Grandstand Seating | Weston-super-Mare Carnival

After such a positive response to our recent Grandstand seating question we are delighted to share with you all that we have a Grandstand and the booking system is now live! It's a first come first ... See more

Grandstand Seating OFFICIAL COLLECTORS Each and every collector will wear an Official YELLOW sash. Each collecting tin or bucket will carry an Official Number with a CREAM label across the tin or ... See more

2 weeks ago
Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnivals Association

Sunday 1st September is the closing date for carnival entries - it's getting closer! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=930383107320588&id=446418915717012

ENTRIES UPDATE - FRIDAY 30 AUGUST 2019

Don't forget the closing date for entering our 2019 carnivals is Sunday 1 September,

Thanks to Ramblers CC and Mendip Vale CC for entering our 2019 ... See more

1 month ago

Thanks for a great advert promoting our 50th by our friends over at Visit Weston in the National Coach Touring Magazine. Always lots going on in Sunny Weston-super-Mare throughout the year, head over ... See more

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