Carnival 2018

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This year’s theme is “Celebrating Stortford” and fantastic local community groups and charities, residents and businesses will showcase the best of Bishop’s Stortford in the Carnival Parade and at the Fun Day on Sworders Field. We are also thrilled to welcome visitors and amazing touring attractions and entertainers from further afield who will also be joining us. Altogether it promises to be a great day out for all ages.


Carnival Parade

The parade will depart at 12:30 from the Rhodes Arts Centre (CM23 3JG) and will process through South Street, Potter Street, Market Square and North Street, finishing on Link Road at approximately 13:20. Prizes will be awarded by the Mayor for the best parade entries at 16:55.


Carnival Fun Day on Sworders Field

By the time the parade reaches Sworders Field, the fun on the field, which commences at 12 noon and carries on until 17:00, will be in full swing, including:



Arena Displays
Fun Fair
Children’s Entertainers
Dance Displays
Musical and theatrical performances
Licensed Bar
Beer Tent
Food Village


Carnival Cruise

A special array of working and pleasure boats will be moored in Bishop’s Stortford for the Carnival Cruise and the Mayor of Bishop’s Stortford will be awarding a prize to the Skipper & Crew of the "Best Decorated Boat”. Don’t miss your chance to walk along the river to view them.


The Carnival Team at Bishop’s Stortford Town Council would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for participating.


For more information, please email or call 01279 715001.