Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival

Welcome to Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival!

The Charlesworth and Chisworth carnival will sadly not be taking place this year due to ongoing issues surrounding the pandemic.

We are however happy to introduce the “Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival Trail” which the committee hopes you will enjoy this year before we hopefully return for our full Carnival next year. We are also running the Scarecrow Trail and Bonanza!

Download the trail guide (below) and follow the clues to navigate your way around our lovely villages, it should take you around an hour or longer for those with little ones! Full details can be found in the guide (below) but complete it and you might win a £5 voucher!

Charlesworth Carnival Trail

Looking forward to 2022!

Here is an early timetable for Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival 2022:


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: 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 on the Wednesday before Carnival Day.


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 2022 parade!

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

Form coming soon!

Dear Prospective Royalty,

Carnival 2022 is fast approaching and we need our Carnival Royalty!

Just like in previous years

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 TBC

Scarecrow Competition

CARNIVAL 2021 Scarecrow Competition!

For full details please download the form below!

Scarecrows 2021

The trail map is now available as well!

Scarecrow Trail map

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 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!

Fell Race

The results for the Senior Fell and Junior Fell Races 2019 are now in! Please click on the links below to see the results!

Senior Fell Race

Under 15 Junior Fell Race

Under 11 Junior Fell Race

Under 9 Junior 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

Carnival Bonanza 2021 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.