2018 sees Shaftesbury Carnival in its 141st year!

Each year we hold various events (see the events page for more information)

Held in Shaftesbury we have two processions,

15.00 The afternoon procession through the High Street (see map page for more info)

1815 The evening entertainment kicks off with the Band pParade outside the Town Hall

1900 The main illuminated procession leads off from the Fire Station.

The evening procession is also part of the Wessex Grand Prix Carnival Circuit, this comprises of 10 carnivals and local clubs work to compete for extra awards in this competition. The dates of theses are:

  • Sturminster Newton Sat 1st September 7.00pm
  • Mere Sat 15 September 7.30pm
  • Frome Sat 22 September 7.00pm
  • Shaftesbury Sat 29 September 7.15pm
  • Gillingham Sat 6 October 7.15pm
  • Wincanton Fri 12 October 7.30pm
  • Castle Cary Sat 13 October 7.00pm
  • Salisbury Fri 19 October 7.30pm
  • Trowbridge Sat 20 October 7.00pm
  • Warminster Sat 27 October 7.00pm