Burwell Village Carnival

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A bumper crowd enjoyed all the fun that Burwell Carnival 2019 had to offer. As the carnival procession made its’ way through the village, thousands of people gathered along the route to witness the colourful, dynamic float parade pass by. Then, once at the Carnival field old and young alike soaked up the atmosphere as the stage entertainment, field displays and funfair went into full swing.

We are looking forward to an action packed Carnival for 2020 with plenty of activities and surprises planned. This year’s date is Saturday 20 June and the parade theme will be confirmed very soon.

Burwell Carnival delivers a day for people of all ages to enjoy, remember and most of all raise thousands of pounds for many local charity & community organisations. If you want to take part, volunteer, book a stall please contact us.

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The Burwell Carnival Parade (2019)

Our theme for 2020 will be confirmed soon so look out here for details of the floats and groups who will be taking part.

Marching Groups & others

(details to be confirmed)

Please remember to start saving your loose change for our bucket collection during the parade and also to the bucketeers as you enter the Recreation Ground. Collecting buckets will also be placed for further donations at the bar & raffle stall. Please give generously as this is an essential part of Carnival fundraising – thank you!

At 12:30pm Carnival parade starts arriving at the Recreation Ground and paraders assemble in front of the stage. Army Cadet Corps of Drums display (in front of stage)

The Fair this year sees the return of the ever popular ‘HI Energy Miami’, together with a slightly larger set of Dodgems! Other attractions are the Giant Triple Decker Fun House, Helter Skelter, Mirror Maze, Cottage Fun House and the Mini Wheel along with several other juvenile rides and fun inflatable attractions scattered around the site. Max Jamieson, and his fellow skateboarders, will be giving displays on the skate park throughout the afternoon.

Food wise, we have the addition of a noodle bar attending for the first time plus our regular attendees of: fish & chips, burgers, pizzas & pork rolls on offer throughout the event. For those with a sweet tooth, doughnuts & ice cream will be on sale come rain or shine!   

To quench your thirst, we have a couple of options, with the wonderful Burwell ‘WI’ Belles supplying hot drinks and refreshments, for lunch & tea;  together with our licensed bar (12noon-10.45pm) selling real ale, lagers and Pimms by the jugs/glasses, along with other spirits, soft drinks and snacks.   

There’s no need to go anywhere as we have everything you need for a ‘free to enter’, full and fun family day out. Finally folks, do tell your friends to come along or bring them with you. Do bring chairs and rugs but please no glassware, own alcohol (otherwise we could lose our license) or bad behaviour – thank you!   

Enjoy a full day & evening at Burwell Carnival!

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Please note:

  • There is NO PARKING - except Blue Badge holders, available on the Carnival field or on surrounding residential roads. If coming by car we would ask you to park in the village and walk to the Recreation Ground field. Adjacent roads will be coned off, with access for residents use only.
  • All dogs MUST be kept on a lead on the Carnival field.
  • No bringing of own alcohol onto site, as the Carnival is a licensed event. Only alcohol purchased at the Carnival bar may be consumed on site.
  • Please use the bins provided, so as not to litter the Recreation Ground field, and surrounding area/roads, as it will really help with the clear up operation on Sunday morning!
  • Enjoy everything on offer sensibly and please leave the Carnival field quietly.