Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival

Welcome to Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival!


 The Carnival Committee would like to thank everyone who bought a Bonanza ticket this year and we are pleased to announce that the winning ticket was Number 0384!!!

If you have the winning ticket please get in touch to claim your £140.50 prize!



Please click on the link!


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

The Committee is extremely sorry to announce that the vast majority of this years carnival 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 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 . 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 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!!!