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Dorchester Carnival Part II

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 carnival picture

We hope you enjoyed our carnival photo blog from earlier in the week – we thought we’d do another brief blog post today to round up a few things we didn’t get a chance to mention before.

First of all, the total sum of money raised has been announced – a whopping £7000, all going into the pockets of local good causes. There will be a special presentation evening in held September, in which cheques from the carnival fund will be presented to selected local charities and organizations.

As for the Party in the Park event which had to be cancelled due to bad weather, it is to be re-scheduled for some time in August, so we won’t have to miss out on seeing fantastic live music and dance performances in the Borough Gardens this year. Keep an eye on our Dorchester events page for information on the dates and times for the rescheduled event.

Dorchester Carnival Winners

Here are the winners from each carnival category, as decided by the carnival organizers…


Childrens walking: Westfield Arts College

Floats: St George’s Sunday School

Non Commerical Organisations: Dorchester Town Supporters Trust

Commercial: The Thomas Hardye Leisure Centre


Best stall: Dorchester and West Dorset Guides

Best dressed window: Dorchester Travel

Best fancy dress: The Horse with the Red Umbrella

Congratulations to the winners, as well as to all the runners up and everyone else who helped make this year’s carnival such a success.

Remember, if you enjoyed the Dorchester Carnival, you don’t have to wait a whole year for another big family event in Dorchester – we’ve got the One World festival – the annual celebration of cultural diversity in the local area – to look forward to in less than a month!

The Dorchester One World Festival takes place on July 10th, and DBID will be sponsoring the day. You can find out a bit more about the planned festivities here, and you can enquire about helping out here.

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