Plenty of events on offer for Colyton Carnival Week

PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 August 2018

Colyton Carnival 2017. Picture: Alex Walton Photography

Colyton Carnival 2017. Picture: Alex Walton Photography

Alex Walton

It’s Carnival time in Colyton and once again there is a varied programme of events, something for all the family to enjoy.

Colyton Carnival royalty. Picture: ContributedColyton Carnival royalty. Picture: Contributed

Colyton Carnival starts on Saturday, September 1, with a coffee morning in the Town Hall followed by a fun-filled family entertainment afternoon at the primary school with the crowning of the royal party at 2pm.

There will be fancy dress, stalls, bouncy castle, face painting, magician, see the fire engine, cream teas, ice creams and more, so something for everyone.

On Sunday, September 2, there is a car treasure hunt, organised by the Nunsford Nutters Carnival Club, starting from the car park, from 2pm.

On Monday, September 3, the Colyton Theatre Group is putting on a variety evening in the Town Hall and on Tuesday, September 4, there is the ever-popular Carnival Quiz organised by Colyton Football Club.

Colyton Carnival 2017. Picture: Alex Walton PhotographyColyton Carnival 2017. Picture: Alex Walton Photography

Everyone is invited to get on their dancing shoes on Wednesday, September 5 for a Community Tea Dance, organised by the Coly Vale Memory Café.

Thursday, September 6 is bingo night and on Friday, September 7, Colyton Primary School PTFA has a children’s disco in the Town Hall and there is a whist drive in the St John Hall.

On Carnival Day, Saturday, September 8, there is a full day of events with a Art & Craft Show in the St John Hall, organised by the Colyton Leisure Painters, Ploughmans Lunches in the Town Hall and, for some real bargains, go along to the ever-popular Carnival Market.

The furniture and garden sale is at the Reece Strawbridge Centre, offers taken 11.30am- 12.30pm and the Open Air Market, in the car park from 2pm to 4pm.

Colyton Carnival 2017. Picture: Alex Walton PhotographyColyton Carnival 2017. Picture: Alex Walton Photography

A free mini-bus service will run between the two venues.

Full details of all events can be found in the carnival programme, which is on sale at various locations in the town.

Helpers are always needed, this can be helping with the Carnival Market, either during Carnival Week sorting items as they are received or on Carnival Day itself, selling the goods or helping steward the procession on carnival night or clearing up on the Sunday after the procession.

If you can spare even half an hour, the committee would love to hear from you.

Colyton Carnival 2017. Picture: Alex Walton PhotographyColyton Carnival 2017. Picture: Alex Walton Photography

The committee’s aim is to help others but to have fun at the same time.

For any information about Carnival Week, please contact the secretary, Caroline Collier on 01297 553699 or chairman Steve Real on 01297 553200.

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