Cardigan Carnival

Saturday 29 Jul 2017 - Saturday 5 Aug 2017

Cardigan Carnival

A fun packed programme of events culminating in a carnival parade through Cardigan town on Saturday, August 5.

The last Carnival Queen from 2000, Anne Holmes, will be coming for the day and will crown the new king and queen in a nice link back to the past.

The carnival kicks off on Saturday, July 29 with a fancy dress pub crawl starting at the Rugby Club at 6.30pm.

The following day there will be a family treasure hunt, starting from the Grosvenor pub at 3pm.

There is bingo at the castle on Monday, July 31 (7pm) and on August 3 there is a cocktail quiz night at Pendre Arts Café (7pm).

Cardigan Carnival Barrel RunOn Friday August 4, there is the Mantle beer barrel relay outside the Guildhall (7pm) with only two places left, with the highlight the carnival parade through the town from 1.30pm on Saturday August 5, followed by activities, including bands, stalls, games and a tug-of-war on the King George V playing field until 6.30pm.

For the parade, walkers can turn up in fancy dress on the day and it will be judged in the playing field. Floats are asked to register through the Facebook website that has been set up. Floats will meet on Station Road and cross over the bridge into town and will be judged as they pass the Guildhall.

The carnival king and queen will be pulled by shire horses and crowned outside the Guildhall.

The town’s traders are also taking part, with a spot the deliberate mistake in shop windows. Entry forms can be collected from participating shops.

And there has been a big response to a request for old photographs from past carnivals.

“We want people to have fun and restarting a tradition that will continue for a long time to come.”

Information about float registration and events can be found at https://www.facebook.com/CardiganCarnival/

Web: www.facebook.com/CardiganCarnival/

Location: Cardigan & Around

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