The 2016 Wilton Community Carnival was held at the Wilton Shopping Village on Saturday, 2 July

Community Carnival

CARNIVAL IS BACK FOR 2018! 

The long established Wilton Carnival has been through a few changes in the past years but has come back stronger and better for July 2018.

The Carnival and combined with a successful Touch Rugby Festival and has been extended to a five day event 4th – 8th July.
Starting on Wednesday 4th July with a Wacky Wheelbarrow Race, then a Charity Pub Quiz and a Carnival Bingo nights.
On Friday 6th July there is a new event “Music in the  Meadow” at Castle Meadow at 7.30pm with live music.
Saturday 7th is the main “Touch in the Town” Touch Rugby Festival, also in Castle Meadow from 10.00am – 10.00pm with a host of activities, bar, music, Fun Dog Show, and a Tug o War.
The Carnival Procession will be re-instated this year with a theme of “Around the World” leaving Waterditchhampton at 2.00pm and continuing into Castle Meadow.  The day’s fun and entertainments starts at 8.00am with a car boot sale, and all the usual food and drinks and for the first time, a Single Wicket Cricket Contest and a Duck Race and much more.

This is a community event and people are required for the touch rugby, cricket, singers for Friday night, pub quiz teams, bingo contestants, car booters, tug-o-war pullers, helpers and of course entries for the Carnival Procession.  Please contact Pam Edge, Secretary for further information : 01722 742667 or email wiltoncarnival@gmail.com  and click on the detailed newsletter  link below:

WC Update WTCTT 2018

Wilton Community Carnival.

Over the past few years, since 2006, under the chairmanship of Gary Nunn, Wilton Carnival has grown from a few stalls to a large family event, right in the centre of Wilton. It is well thought of and well supported by the people of Wilton and surrounding area and attracts several thousand people each year. The Carnival starts with a daylight procession through the Town, usually a warm sunny day on the first Saturday in July, with plenty of colourful themed floats, walkers, marching bands and Wilton’s Mayor and Councillors. Other Mayors from Wiltshire are also invited and always attend which gives the procession a good figurehead.

The town overflows with spectators who follow the procession into the carnival field for a fun afternoon. Wilton is lucky enough to have a large recreation field right in the middle of town and this has been the home of Wilton Carnival for many years since it began in 1949 until 2013, when it was moved to Wilton Shopping Village. There have been many changes since those early days and its latest incarnation in 2006, when it was renamed “Wilton Community Carnival” has proved very popular with everyone and is now the biggest event in the Wilton community calendar.

Among the many attractions, are the stalls from local charities and organisations, providing them with an excellent platform to promote themselves and to raise funds. In 2014 the event returned to Wilton Shopping Village. The committee insists that the event remains free to the public as this is one of the most popular attractions, but achieving this gets harder each year as the costs of staging an event like this continually increases. However, a great deal of good will has been generated over the years and generous sponsorship from local businesses has managed to keep the Carnival alive each year.

 

Carnival in 2014

The Procession took place despite a brief shower, led by 16 Wiltshire Mayors and their Consorts and Casa de Samba Brazilian drum band. There was a good display of the “Heroes and Heroines” theme, especially from Wilton First Scouts who won three prizes! A good number of Wilton residents turned out on the streets to watch the procession and followed it into the Shopping Village. Read more…

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