Carshalton Carnival - Saturday 12th June 2021
It is with much disappointment, that the Carshalton Carnival Committee announce that Carshalton Carnival, due to take place on Saturday 12th June 2021, must again be cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
From 8th March, people in England will see restrictions start to lift and the government’s four step roadmap out of lockdown will offer a route back to a more normal life. On Saturday 12th June 2021 however, we will still be in stage 3 of the 4 step plan, meaning no more than 30 people will be able to gather together, even outdoors.
On a positive note, we are planning a virtual 2021 event on 12th June asking our entertainers & charity groups to post videos & pictures using #CarshaltonCarnival2021 to various social media platforms. This will give some much needed help to these groups to help promote and raise the profile of their organisations. We will also be using our website for the classic car owners to show off their motor vehicles. More information will follow in the lead up to June.
We look forward to seeing you at Carshalton Carnival 2022 (Saturday 11th June 2022), Covid-19 or anything else permitting!
Carshalton Carnival Chairman
Carshalton Carnival has been held in the borough for over 60 years, and has been a great afternoon for the community to come together and enjoy the sunshine and activities, taking many different formats over that time.
It was first held in 1951 to coincide with the Festival of Britain, and it was so successful that the following year, a number of local voluntary organisations got together and formed a committee to stage Carshalton Carnival as an event in its own right. Whilst many of the original organisations have since folded, Wallington & Carshalton Round Table and Carshalton Park Rotary have continued to run the event, with members giving up their time to plan the carnival during the year, and then to manage it on the day.
After the horrendous weather of 2016 nearly wiped out Carnival, a rethink of the format saw a number of changes including the abolition of the entrance charge, and community groups performing for the crowd, rather than big arena acts, and whilst we might miss the stunt riders and dog agility demonstrations, the format with its new layout has proved extremely successful in the three years since. We hope to expand the number of performing groups, perhaps sited in mini arenas around the park, so if you belong to a group, or know of one who would like to perform, please get in touch via our website. We also have the Carnival Village where we have a number of community and charity stalls, bookings for these can be made via the links below. Various food stalls will be in attendance as usual, including a Tea Tent selling delicious cupcakes, and a licensed bar.
For the second year we have a new attraction, a Classic Car Show, open to any vehicle manufactured before 1990 (with valid insurance, MOT, and the driver must be insured to drive the class of vehicle). Entry again will be free of charge.
All acts, stalls or classic cars must be pre booked, and there are application forms on the website for all categories. There are also contact emails if you have any queries before booking, or you can contact us via Facebook.
As always, Roses Funfair will move to Carshalton Park straight from the Epsom Derby, and will open both Friday and Sunday evenings, as well as Saturday from as noon.
We look forward to seeing you there - bring the family, the dog and maybe a rug to sit on and make an afternoon of it!
Held annually every 2nd Saturday in June @ Carshalton Park, Ruskin Road, Carshalton, SM5 3DD.
Carshalton Carnival - Saturday 13th June 2020
Carshalton Carnival is jointly organised by
Wallington & Carshalton Round Table
and The Rotary Club of Carshalton Park.