2018 Carnival

Classic Car show – Barton Hill Rec Sunday 29th July 1000-1500 – Classic cars – BBQ – Ice creams – Trade stands

Crowning and Table top sale  Town Hall Shaftesbury – 22nd September – 1000 – 1230 Crowning at 11:30

Provisonal events – Sunday 23rd September:

Carnival Darts – Shaftesbury Youth Club

Band Concert – St Peters Church Refreshments and raffle entry £5 on the door

Monday 24th September – Fish and Chip Quiz including supper £6 – Whiskey draw

Tuesday 25th September – Grand Bingo – Shaston Social Club – Doors open 1830 eyes down 19:30

Wednesday 26th – possible baby show TBC

Thursday 27th – Money Mile – 0900- 1500 High Street Shaftesbury

Friday 28th TBC

Sat 29th Carnival Day

Various refreshments stands around town

Afternoon leads off from 1500 at the Football ground

Eveving band parade at 1815 outside the town hall

Illuminated procession from 1900 from the fire station


Evening – Disco at Shaftesbury Sports Bar – 1900 – late – Rafffle

Sunday 30th – Thanks giving (venue TBC) 1800


Wessex Grand Prix

Sturminster Newton Sat 1st Sept 7.00pm

Mere Sat 15 Sep 7.30pm

Frome Sat 22 Sep 7.00pm

Shaftesbury Sat 29 Sept 7.15pm

Gillingham Sat 6 Oct 7.15pm

Wincanton Fri 12 Oct 7.30pm

Castle Cary Sat 13 Oct 7.00pm

Salisbury Fri 19 Oct 7.30pm

Trowbridge Sat 20 Oct 7.00pm

Warminster Sat 27 Oct 7.00pm


Some of the local clubs even compete down on the somerset circuit:


South Somerset Federation

Wellington Sat 29 Sep 7.00pm

Ilminster Sat 6 Oct 7.15pm

Chard Sat 13 Oct 7.30pm

Taunton Sat 20 Oct 7.00pm


Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnival Association

Bridgwater Sat 3 Nov 7.00pm

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Mon 5 Nov 7.30pm

Weston-Super-Mare Fri 9 Nov 7.15pm

North Petherton Sat 10 Nov 7.00pm

Shepton Mallet Wed 14 Nov 7.30pm

Wells Fri 16 Nov 7.00pm

Glastonbury Sat 17 Nov 7.00pm