Looking forward to Saturday 8th July 2023!
Here is an early timetable for Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival Saturday 8th July 2023:
|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!|
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 2023 parade!
To apply please download and complete the PDF entry form below and return to the address at the bottom.
Carnival 2023 is fast approaching and we need our Carnival Royalty!
Royalty is open to children aged 3 – 16 of any gender.
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 21st April 2023
It’s scarecrow time! In this coronation year we thought a right royal theme was in order, however, carrying on with the colour themes of recent years you also have the option of purple, or perhaps you could combine the two!
You can be literal or cryptic it’s totally up to you. Last year was red and we had some Santas and a Baywatch lifeguard! What can you come up with for purple or coronation?
We need to be able to see your creations: at least 1m tall, safely erected and visible from the pavement (unless you want people in your garden).
Appropriate for display (keep it PG please).
Your scarecrow needs to be up by 1st July and for 2 weeks.
To enter, either, print and fill in this form and return to 9 Green Bank, Simmondley or message the carnival Facebook page with the entry details below. You will receive a sign to display and your location will be on the Scarecrow Map.
Voting: last year we had a change with voting only on the day by visiting carnival HQ on the field. It will be the same again this year but we will also have a second winner decided by a special guest judge. Winners will be announced on carnival day 8th July.
Thank you for being part of carnival 2023.
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 Village Green for 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!
The results for the Senior Fell and Junior Fell Races from 2022 can be found below! Please click on the links below to see the results!
For full information and entry forms please see our Fell Race page.
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
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
Carnival Bonanza 2023 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.