Carnival Time!Friday, June 18th, 2010
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.
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.