Burwell Village Carnival


Due to the current Covid-19 virus situation, the Burwell Carnival Team have decided to postpone this years event and hopefully we can all reconvene on Saturday 19th June, 2021! We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment that this may cause, but at this stage of events we have no real choice in the interest of public health. Many thanks to all those that have already booked a stall or were booked to be part of our entertainment line-up, we'll be in-touch, and hopefully you'll all be available to be part of Carnival in 2021! 

Many thanks 

Burwell Carnival Team - as disappointed as you are in not having a 2020 event! 

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.

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.

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Burwell Carnival Parade 2021

Our parade theme for 2021 is "Our World on a Tightrope!" - reflecting the urgency in which we need to be doing all that we can as a community, within our local groups and as individuals, in working with nature and our environment. We're excited that some parade float choices are already beginning to come in!

Marching Groups & others

  • Burwell Judo Club - "Plastic Waste"
  • Burwell Early Learners (BEL) - "Saving the Honey Bees!"
  • 1st Burwell Rainbows - "Water - every drop counts!"

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 leaves Margaret Field and goes along the High Street, The Causeway and down Hythe Lane - arriving at the Recreation Ground and paraders/helpers assemble in front of the stage, surrounded by Carnival goers to hear who's won best float and runners up. Presented by our Carnival King & Queen, supported by their attendants.

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.