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Music and Fun needed for Newbury Carnival Parade

Newbury Carnival now has over thirty exciting entries from local clubs, groups, charities, businesses and schools that have booked for Newbury Carnival Parade. More groups or individuals are invited to join the parade and it is completely free.

Project Manager Ruth Walker said, “We are well over half way there already which is fabulous, but we are keen to welcome even more local groups to join us. We would particularly welcome anything musical for the parade, such as marching bands or a walking choir, as music is always a special feature of Newbury Carnival, as is anything that is fun or completely different of course!”

The Carnival Parade will leave Pound Street at 2pm and will wind through Bartholomew and Northbrook Streets to the Clock Tower ending at Victoria Park.

Recent entries for this year’s parade include PALS (Partners for Active Leisure Scheme), Whitelands Park Primary School, a 1967 Dennis RS Fire Appliance with water tender, Newbury and District Agricultural Society and a clown called Rainbow!

Local group PALS – Partners for Active Leisure

Helen Randall of PALS said, “The children are really excited about taking part in this year’s carnival and we are hoping to get all our members involved with making our float. It’s the first time we have taken part in this event for many years so we are thrilled to be back!”

Our Carnival Fete from 12-6pm will be even bigger and better this year and will include: rides and activities for all ages, a wide range of food and refreshment stalls, trade stands, many local groups, charities and arts and crafts. Admission is also free.

For more information and to book a spot please go to our website or email