This weekend sees the streets of Fleet transformed for the Fleet Carnival. Carnival runs from Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July, with the Grand Procession on Saturday 1st July.
2017 is the 62nd anniversary of the Fleet Carnival and the theme this year is ‘Under the Sea’ so expect to see plenty of starfish and seahorses on display. 2016 was a record year with 40 procession entries. 2017 could beat that with 35 entrants already registered, including local schools, charities and companies such as Everyone Active. The people of Fleet have chosen Surrey and Hampshire Borders Riding for the Disabled as the nominated charity this year. Procession entrants will have their buckets ready to collect donations along the route.
An action packed programme of events
As always the Carnival offers something for everyone. Friday sees the opening of the Carnival at 5pm on Calthorpe Park playing fields. An evening of fun fair and live music awaits. Those visiting the marquee can take part in the family Bingo night.
On Saturday a full programme is on offer with stalls open from 10am – 5pm. The Bar/Pimms tent and food stalls run even later until 9.30pm. Enjoy live music throughout the afternoon from 3pm – 9.30pm. The Kidszone is open from 12-5pm and the Baby show takes place at 11am. If you think your little cutie is a winner then you’ll need to be at the Carnival marquee by 10.45am to complete the entry form and pay the £5 entry fee. There are 4 categories available, from 3-18 months.
Sunday sees the dog show and car show take centre stage. More live music and food is on offer, as well as the Maker’s Market and funfair. The Maker’s Market will be situated in the Fleet Carnival Marquee on Calthorpe Park and will have over 40 stalls including Crafters, Quilters, Jewellers, Painters, Jams and Fudge. The music line up is yet to be confirmed but promises to have plenty of local talent on offer.
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