Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival

Welcome to Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival!

The Charlesworth and Chisworth 2017 carnival will take place on Charlesworth Village Green on Saturday 15th July 2017.

Timetable of events on the day

Here is an early timetable for Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival 2017:


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 last year, 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 12th July.
We appreciated last year 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 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 2017 parade!

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

Parade Entry form 2017

Dear Prospective Royalty,

Carnival 2017 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 31st March 2017

Scarecrow Competition

CARNIVAL 2017 Scarecrow Competition!

It’s countdown to the Carnival and time we started the Scarecrow Competition. After so much enthusiasm for last year’s “Heroes” and many coming from the music world, this years theme is going to be MUSIC. It can be anything from your favourite; band, musician, instrument or song. Last year we had over 20 Scarecrows which was a great turnout and they all got people talking/stopping to take a look. With this in mind and due to concerns about… the speed of traffic in the villages we have added a twist this year to encourage Scarecrows that will slow down the traffic!!

Every scarecrow doesn’t need to have the twist but there will be an extra prize for the best one that combines Music and slowing down, so it could be: “Simon & Garfunkel doing Slow down you’re moving too fast, the Spice Girls doing Stop Right Now, Elton John singing Don’t go breaking my speed limit”, or a very bright YMCA catching drivers eyes.
There will still be the usual prizes for best Scarecrows so you don’t need to worry if you just go for MUSIC without the twist we still want as many entries as possible.

More details of dates to follow and there will posters and entry forms around the village soon. In the meantime you can download an entry form by right clicking on the image below and saving it to your computer.  We usually start having the Scarecrows up from the last week of June and this year we’d like all entries in by 1st July. If you’ve got any questions contact Charlotte Winterbottom. Happy Scarecrowing!…….

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.

More specific details will become available closer to the time!

Fell Race

THE RESULTS ARE IN! Please click here to see the results from the 2017 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!!!