Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival

Welcome to Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival!

£1 voluntary donations requested for this years Carnival!

It is with a heavy heart that this year, like last year, we are going to be requesting a £1 donation, from those who come to enjoy the Carnival, as people enter the field on Carnival Day. We would again like to stress that the donation is voluntary as we would not want to exclude anyone from the field if this was not affordable for them.

£1 from everyone who enjoys the Carnival on the day will go an awfully long way to ensuring that we can continue to hold our Carnival in the years to come.

The Carnival Committee is extremely grateful for the support it receives from the general public, local businesses, local Councils and Councillors and other organisations. The Carnival would not be what it is today without you all and this is why we are reluctant to have to ask for even more support, but in order for the Carnival to survive in its current form we really do need it.

We are always looking at ways to try and reduce our costs, whilst still providing the same great local Carnival experience that we always have, but despite our best efforts the costs of putting on the Carnival continue to rise. The results of this is that the Carnival now makes a significant loss. To counter act this we have been organising fund raising events, we had Bavarian Evenings in 2016 and 2018 which raised much needed funds and plan to hold similar events in the future. However even with these additional efforts we are still concerned about the future of the Carnival.

We have thought long and hard about this, and have definitely not gone down this road lightly, but we hope that you will continue to support us.

The Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival Committee

Bonanza Raffle 2018 winning ticket drawn!

Thank you to everyone that bought a Bonanza ticket for the 2018 Carnival!

We can now confirm that the winning ticket is number 1621 and that the holder of that ticket is now £147 better off!

Please get in touch with any member of the Carnival Committee if you are the winner to claim your prize!

NOTE: You will need to present your winning ticket in order to claim your prize!

The Charlesworth and Chisworth 2019 carnival will take place on Charlesworth Village Green on Saturday 13th July 2019.

Timetable of events on the day

Here is an early timetable for Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival 2019:


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!
PLEASE NOTE: After the issues we had in 2016, when we sadly had no choice but to cancel the Carnival the day before due to the adverse weather over the preceding days leaving the Village Green inaccessible to vehicles, the Carnival Committee has made a decision as to how we can better deal with the possibility of cancellations in the future.
The Carnival Committee has therefore decided that this year, in the hopefully unlikely event that the Carnival has to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, the FINAL decision will be made on the Wednesday 10th July.
We appreciated in 2016 that the “last minute” nature of our decision caused a number of people who have supported us over the years a great deal of inconvenience and we wish to avoid that in the future. We hope that giving people more notice will help solve this in the future.


Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival Committee 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 . Just a reminder that Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival is not a profit making enterprise.

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 2019 parade!

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

Parade Entry form 2019

Dear Prospective Royalty,

Carnival 2019 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.

In addition this year we MAY be able to provide vehicles for the Carnival Royalty so watch this space!

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 3rd May 2019

Scarecrow Competition

CARNIVAL 2019 Scarecrow Competition!

Coming soon!

Attractions on the Rec!

As ever there will be a wide range of different food and drink stalls with live entertainment from different local bands whilst you eat and drink!

There will also be a big variety of children’s activities and stalls selling all kinds of different products on the field on the day.

If you would like to have a stall or concession on the Rec this Carnival Day then please take a look at our HOW TO BOOK A STALL OR CONCESSION page by clicking on the text in bold!

Fell Race

The results for the Senior Fell Race 2018 are now in! Please click here to view the results!

The results for the Junior Fell Race 2018 are now in! Please click here to view the results

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

Carnival Bonanza 2019 tickets are coming soon so please keep an eye out for them in the local shops! Alternatively contact us and we will be happy to sell you some tickets!

The full rules for the Carnival Bonanza can be found by clicking here.