It is just under a month to the first event when the Carnival Queen and Princess Selection will be held on Friday 17th February. The evening at the Gill Nethercott Centre will be held in association with the Chill2This Youth Club. May Day will see the Official Crowning on Meadow while a month later the town will will see the annual Pub Race. This year it will be held on the Sunday of the four day Jubilee Holiday, which will be a time full of exciting activities in the town. The Carnival Procession which will finish with the Fete at the Primary School is planned for the first weekend in July, when Olympic fever will be commencing – and its never too early to start thinking about the Procession entries! The new event is at the end of September, when Happy Circus comes to town, a show for the whole family. As the year moves towards its end, Hallowe’en will again see the Bonfire and Fireworks while the final event will be the ‘We’ll Meet Again’ party.
The events are used to raise funds for local Good Causes and it is intended that an announcement on the funds raised in 2011 will be made within the next few weeks.
The dates for 2012 are:
Friday February 17th: Carnival Queen and Princess Selection
Saturday May 5th: Carnival Queen and Princess Crowning
Sunday June 3rd: Pub Race
Saturday July 7th: Carnival Procession and Fete
Sunday September 30th: Happy Circus
Saturday October 27th: Hallowe’en Bonfire and Fireworks
Saturday November 17th: We’ll Meet Again Party
Full details are on the Festival website