This year's Bishop's Stortford Carnival Parade and Fun Day will take place on
Saturday 15th June 2019

The theme this year is "Around the World" and participants are encouraged to creatively embrace this theme in keeping with the overall upbeat spirit of carnival.

Bishop's Stortford Carnival Parade and Fun Day bring the community together to celebrate everything that is good about Bishop's Stortford and promises to be a great day out for all ages. The Carnival Parade starts from Rhodes Arts Centre, South Road, at 12.30pm and consists of individuals, floats, walking groups, marching bands and dance troops.

The Carnival Parade will process through South Street, Potter Street, and Market Square, finishing on Link Road around 1.30pm. By then the Carnival Fun Day on Sworders Field, CM23 2EL, which commences at 12pm and carries on until 5pm, will be in full swing. In total, over 100 community groups and other organisations take part. These include charities, local businesses and touring attractions offering a fun fair, stalls, live music, theatrical performances and dance, as well as a wealth of entertainment for children and adults alike.

Please see below for relevant application forms in order to participate.

Carnival Fun Day Classic Car Parade and Display - FREE entry

Enter your classic or vintage vehicle into the Carnival Parade and/or the Carnival Fun Day Car Show.  Classic or vintage vehicle owners must choose one of the following options:

a. Enter the Carnival Parade only
b. Enter the Carnival Parade and then display vehicle on Sworders Field at the Carnival Fun Day, CM23 2EL
c. Display vehicle on Sworders Field, CM23 2EL (without participating in the parade).

To enter and for more information, please complete the application form which you will find at the bottom of this page.

Bishop's Stortford Community Games at the Carnival Fun Day hosted by Snap Fitness

Local groups, organisations, businesses or groups of friends are invited to join in the community spirit, raise money for the Mayor's Charity and also raise their profile by participating in the Bishop's Stortford Community Games at the Carnival Fun Day 2019. Last year’s Carnival launched the first Bishop’s Stortford Community Games which was a great success. This year it is returning even bigger and better and is being hosted by Snap Fitness, Bishop's Stortford.

The Community Games involve 7 entertaining and fun sports day style races based on activities such as the egg between the knees race, wheelbarrow, and three legged race. The games take place in the main arena at the Bishop’s Stortford Carnival Fun Day between 3.50pm and 4.30pm (including a ten minute fun warm-up session). Please see the information and application form at the bottom of this page.

Carnival Fun Day Mobile Bar Bid (Applications for the Mobile Bar are now closed)

The Carnival Fun Day opens to the public at 12pm and closes at 5pm and a mobile bar is required to operate between these hours. There have been a number of interested businesses that would like to supply the mobile bar at this year’s Carnival Fun Day. In the interest of fairness bids are hereby invited from suitable, qualified and experienced service providers to submit an offer for the running of a mobile bar as a sole concession at Bishop’s Stortford Carnival Fun Day on Saturday 15th June 2019 at, Sworders Field, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2EL. Bid information can be found below.