Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival

Welcome to Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival!


The Carnival Committee would like to apologise for the delay in the prize draw for the Carnival Bonanza. The intention was to make the prize draw at our meeting in August however it came to our attention that a small number of the tickets that had been distributed had not made it back to us in time. Obviously it is not possible to make the draw without all sold ticket stubs being included in the hat hence the delay.

We WILL be making the prize draw at our September meeting however so please do hold on to those tickets for just a little while longer, after all you could have the winning ticket!



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EVENT CANCELLED (but Fell Race and Crowning of Carnival Royalty going ahead)!!!

The Committee is extremely sorry to announce that the vast majority of this years carnival has had to be cancelled! For a detailed explanation of the reasons why the Committee felt that cancellation was the only option available please click on the link.

The Committee has been inspecting the Village Green (Recreation Ground) regularly and even up until Wednesday evening the ground was ok, however upon inspection at around midday today it was found that the rain over the previous 36 hours has rendered the field inaccessible to vehicles (with standing water present at the vehicles entrances at both the bottom and top of the field).

On a slightly more positive note we are still able to go ahead with the Fell Race. Charlesworth and Chisworth Cricket Club have kindly stepped in and offered the use of their Car Park for the Fell Race HQ (and their facilities) so head there if you are braving the weather to take part. All timings are unchanged.

We will also still be crowning the Carnival Royalty, at 10:15 outside Charlesworth Primary School on Town Lane (near the Well dressings). They will be meeting at Saint John’s Church and walking up at 10:00.

Finally the Carnival Bonanza is still going ahead so if you have already bought tickets then hold on to them and if you haven’t and want to buy some they are still available till the 7th of August from various village stores.

If you have any questions/queries/issues with how the this cancellation affects you please get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Sincere apologies

Carnival Committee

The Charlesworth and Chisworth 2016 carnival will take place on Charlesworth Village Green on Saturday 9th July 2016.

Timetable of events on the day

Here is an early timetable for Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival 2016:


Approx time What will happen!
12.30 Parade sets off
13.00 Parade arrives at Village Green
14.00 Crowning of carnival queen
14.30 Senior fell race starts
15.30 Junior fell race starts
16.30 Prize-giving for fell race,scarecrows, floats & fancy dress!

Fell Race

Fell race entry forms are now available!!!

For full information and entry forms please see our Fell Race page.



Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival Commitee is seeking volunteers to help in the organisation and running of the Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival!

To help us continue to put on the Carnival that you have all come to know and love we are looking for enthusiastic people to join the organising committee and/or to help out on Carnival day itself.

On the same note to ensure that we can continue to provide the sort of day that people have come to expect we would be very interested to hear from any one who has the urge to donate to a worthwhile cause, or who has a fundraising idea that they would be willing to run (see below for details on the first fundraiser that we will be running). Just a reminder that Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival is not a profit making enterprise.


We’re organising a Bavarian night for Saturday 16th April 2016 complete with a 24 piece live band! It will be at Glossop Rugby Club; who have very kindly let us use the venue for free. So put the date in your diaries now.

We need your support.

Bavarian Night Poster

We need to raise and extra £1000 to ensure we can put on the carnival in 2 years time.

We’re also putting collection boxes in local shops so if you see any please donate your loose change.

Thank you.

The Carnival Parade

The Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival parade route will begin outside St. Margaret’s School in Gamesley at 12.30 on carnival Saturday, and end about 20 minutes later at the Village Green.

Enter a float in the 2016 parade!

To apply please download and complete the PDF entry form below, detach and return to the address at the bottom.

pdficon_large2016 Carnival Parade Entry Form

Alternatively you can complete your form online here: 2016 Carnival Parade Online Entry Form

Dear Prospective Royalty,

Carnival 2016 is fast approaching and we need our Carnival Royalty!

Just like last year

Simply this means that the entries are open to both boys and girls.

Do you think you have what it takes?

Just check it’s okay with your grown up (as there’s some work involved for them) and fill in a Royalty application form. Then return it to your school or to the address at the bottom of the form.

Closing date for entries is Friday 25th March 2016

Scarecrow Competition



Download the form below (right click and save) and follow the instructions on the form to take part!



Attractions on the Rec!

The bigger and improved International  Food Village returns!


In the Main Marquee Food Hall a wonderful selection of sandwiches, quiches, cakes etc from Lymefield of Broadbottom

Enjoy the taste of Italy with wood fired pizzas from Wood Fire Smoke from Cheshire

Hog Roast from a Pig-On-A-Spit

American BBQ and Burgers brought to us by Dinting Scouts

Authentic USA style hot Doughnuts from Stockport

The Coffee Pod, Stalybridge, will be bringing a French flavour with their range of espresso coffees

A range of British ice creams and cones available from stalls around the field.

And as always a fine selection of beverages will be available in the Beer and Wine Tent

Plus entertainment from the Arnfield Orchestra, the DJ and the Ukelele Group


Lots of attractions


Loads and loads and LOADS of stalls!

Fell Race

For full information and entry forms please see our Fell Race page.

Senior Fell Race

Fancy testing yourself on some of Charlesworth’s meanest fells? The senior fell race is a punishing 3 (and a bit!) mile run up Coombes Rocks and down the other side.

Race Start Time: 2:30pm

Junior Fell Race

For those aged under 14, there is a choice of 3 different fell races, according to age.

Race Start Time:
6-8yrs – 3:30pm
9-10yrs – 3:40pm
11-13yrs – 3:40pm

The Raffle

Remember to buy your Bonanza ticket to be within a chance to win the big prize!!!