Excitement builds for Honiton Carnival

PUBLISHED: 07:00 15 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:17 21 October 2016

Honiton Round Table Superheroes at the Honiton Carnival on Saturday evening. Ref mhh 5075-44-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Honiton Round Table Superheroes at the Honiton Carnival on Saturday evening. Ref mhh 5075-44-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Preparations are in their final stages as Honiton gets ready for its annual carnival week with a range of activities planned.

An evening of bright lights, music and fun is landing in Honiton soon, as it gears up for its annual carnival celebration.

The event, which is one of the town’s most popular fixtures in its busy calendar, is taking place on Saturday, October 22.

Setting off from Ottery Moor Lane at 7.30pm, the procession of floats will make their way through High Street, promising a spectacular showcase of music, lights and colour.

There is also a variety of activities on in Honiton in the lead-up to the parade.

On Sunday, October 16, a quiz night will be held at The Beehive, from 7pm.

Teams can consist of a minimum of two people, costing £2 per participant, and the winning team will win £50.

The following Wednesday (October 19) will feature a bingo night at Honiton’s Mackarness Hall - eyes down at 8pm.

A ‘spot the object’ competition will also be held from Monday, October 17, to Monday, October 31. Entry forms are £1 each and can be collected from Honiton Toy Shop. There will be a cash prize for winner.

Honiton Carnival committee member Helen Turner said: “We have got lots of entries so far this year, so it should make for a really good procession. Our royals are looking forward to heading up the procession as well.

“We have got food stalls up and down High Street - we are hoping spectators dig deep to support the carnival!”


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