Welcome to the Shaftesbury Carnival website.

The countdown is on to 1st October 2022. Come join in the fun!

There may have been no carnival in this strange 2020 year, but that does not mean the the carnival community have been idle. Far from it. Check out the fantastic documentary “Shaftesbury (The Year of No Carnival)” produced by Matt and Steve Appleby.

As ever an enormous amount of time, effort and money goes into hosting the carnival every year, and we couldn’t achieve any of it without the generous support of many individuals and businesses, so please help us show our gratitude by supporting them in return. You will see their logos at the bottom of each page, click to go to their websites.

Despite there being no carnival in 2020 we still have significant sums going out, with no funds coming in from our activities. If you’d like to help please pop along to our Go Fund Me page and donate whatever you can. Thank you.

Make sure to follow Shaftesbury Carnival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to receive the absolute latest on what’s happening direct to your feed.

But the best way to be at the heart of the Shaftesbury Carnival is to get involved, it really is a whole lot of fun!!

Thank You.