This year is the 58th Stowmarket Carnival and the event, which is run by just a small team of only 9 volunteers, has proved a firm favourite in the town’s event calendar.
The Carnival starts on the 20th July with an amazing procession which will leave PPG car park at around 12.30pm and travel along past Piles Meadow, through the town centre and then left towards the Recreation Ground.
Once the procession reaches the Recreation Ground proceedings will be officially opened by Mayor of Stowmarket, Paul Ekpenyong at 2.45pm the fun then will continue from them until Sunday evening.
There will be stage acts, arena acts, a fun dog show, a pet show, a car and bike show, craft stalls, food and drink vendors.
The fun fair will be in town to support the Carnival weekend. There are children’s entertainers that are all free.
There is a small fee to enter the carnival on both days as the event does cost a lot off money to host. However, organisers say that with your help of visitor’s support and donations they can keep Stowmarket Carnival going for years to come.
SATURDAY, JULY 20th
2.45pm – Mayor Paul Ekpenyong Opens Carnival
3pm – Mid Suffolk
3.30pm – Combat Kick Boxing
4pm – BRAVO School
4.30pm – Mid Suffolk Gymnastics Club
5pm – Royle Entertainment
3pm – Shane Baxendale
and The Korrados
6.30pm – bRAVO
School of Rock
8pm – The Skittlez
SUNDAY, JULY 21st
CARNIVAL MARKET & CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT
This year’s exciting carnival will feature a wide array of stalls on the craft market and free children’s entertainment both days including Mr Bean, Punch and Judy, Face Painting, and a fun craft tent.
SUNDAY, JULY 21st
11am – Pet Show Registration
11.30am – Judging
1pm – Dog Show Registration
2pm – Dog Show
2pm – Chelsea Francis
4pm – New Life Church