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Carnival Time!

Friday, June 18th, 2010
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The world cup has got us all flag-waving and in a party mood. Add to that the great settled weather we’re enjoying and this year’s annual Dorchester Carnival, taking place on the 16th to 19th June, should be one of the best ever. We all love the traditional carnival; they bring back special memories with great family entertainment for all ages. The Carnival is organised by Dorchester Round Table and other voluntary organisations. This fantastic fundraiser brings in thousands of pounds every year for local children’s charities and good causes. There are plenty of festivities to keep you entertained over the four days, be it partying in the park, 4 legged pub race, street fair, funfair or the vibrant grand procession.
Party in the Park, Wednesday 16 June 6pm to 9.30pm
You can’t beat a Party in the Park in the delightful Borough Gardens, where you can sit back enjoy the warm weather, listen to the fountains and soak up the atmosphere. Sit down to a picnic while listening to the entertainment and music provided by local schools and groups and it promises to be an enjoyable evening. There is plenty to keep the younger audience busy with a bouncy castle and sideshows. You can also buy BBQ food and there is a bar on hand to quench your thirst.
4 Legged Pub Race, Thursday 17 June
The hilarious 4 Legged Pub Race starts at 7pm commencing at the Blue Raddle pub. You can take delight in watching teams of three, many in fancy dress, hobble or race to six of Dorchester town centre pubs in the hope of winning the prestigious Dorchester Carnival Pub Race Trophy. The £12 entry fee goes straight to the Carnival charities and the participating pubs have generously donated the free half pint or soft drink that each team member needs to drink at each venue. It promises to be great fun for both the participants and their supporters.
Street Fair & Music in South Street Saturday 19 June
Dorchester’s South Street will be packed with tempting and interesting colourful stalls from 9am to 1pm. You can sample the live music all day on the specially erected stage at the south end of South Street with the grand procession taking place at 6pm.
Grand Procession Saturday 19th 6pm
Enjoy watching the colourful and inventive local business floats and the multitude of playgroups, playschools, individuals, Guides/Scouts and clubs as they weave their way around Dorchester Town whilst marching to the beat of the background music. Cheer the newly crowned Dorchester Carnival Queen and remember to bring change for the rattling buckets.
Wynn’s Funfair Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th June
The Dorchester Carnival would not be the same without the traditional funfair. Pop along to Wynn’s Funfair at the Dorchester Market Car Park and enjoy the sounds, thrills and excitement with all rides just £1 on the opening night of Thursday 17th June.
Sponsors
It would not be possible to run the Dorchester Carnival without the support of voluntary organizations and in particular sponsorship from local Dorchester businesses. This year’s main sponsor is Magna Housing Association with support from Wessex FM 96 & 97.2.  Wynn’s Funfair also opens their rides specially for children from a number of local special needs schools in Dorchester.
Thank you for supporting the Dorchester Carnival, an important fundraiser for localities.
Carnival Band
Carnival Band

The world cup has got us all flag-waving and in a party mood. Add to that the great settled weather we’re enjoying and this year’s annual Dorchester Carnival should be one of the best ever. We all love the traditional carnival; they bring back special memories with great family entertainment for all ages.

The Carnival is organised by the Round Table and other voluntary organisations. This fantastic fundraiser brings in thousands of pounds every year for local children’s charities and good causes. There have been plenty of festivities to keep everyone entertained over the four days, be it partying in the park, 4 legged pub race, street fair, funfair or the vibrant grand procession.

Street Fair & Music in South Street Saturday 19 June

South Street will be packed with tempting and interesting colourful stalls from 9am to 1pm tomorrow.

You can sample the live music all day on the specially erected stage at the south end of South Street with the grand procession taking place at 6pm.

Grand Procession Saturday 19th 6pm

Enjoy watching the colourful and inventive local business floats and the multitude of playgroups, playschools, individuals, Guides/Scouts and clubs as they weave their way around the Town whilst marching to the beat of the background music.

Cheer the newly crowned Carnival Queen and remember to bring change for the rattling buckets.

Wynn’s Funfair Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th June

The Dorchester Carnival would not be the same without the traditional funfair.

Pop along to Wynn’s Funfair at the Dorchester Market Car Park and enjoy the sounds, thrills and excitement.

Sponsors

It would not be possible to run the Dorchester Carnival without the support of voluntary organizations and in particular sponsorship from local businesses.

This year’s main sponsor is Magna Housing Association with support from Wessex FM 96 & 97.2.  Wynn’s Funfair also opens their rides specially for children from a number of local special needs schools in Dorchester.

Thank you for supporting the Carnival, an important fundraiser for local charities.

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