Lambourn Carnival 2021


Reluctantly, we have had to cancel the Carnival Parade again this year. This decision was not taken lightly but we had to take a position before we were too committed financially, and we felt it was unreasonable to ask people to spend time and money working on their entries only to find, at the last minute, that restrictions still prevented Carnival from taking place.

The whole purpose of Carnival is for people to come together as a crowd, either taking part on floats, or watching in the street. We just did not know if this would be possible in August and whether people would be
prepared to take part.

But we have a “Plan B” which worked well last year:

 Picnic on the Porch Sunday 29 August 2021

Like last year, we hope that as many people as possible will have a picnic or BBQ in their front gardens on the afternoon of Carnival Day.

Keep the spirit alive!

Decorate the front of your house, flat or garden and dress up, as if for Carnival. We will be awarding prizes for the best fancy dress and best decorations in 3 categories: Child, Group, House/Garden/Porch.
County Discos will again join us to drive round the village, playing music and providing entertainment for everyone.

Throughout August we are running some of our other regular events and competitions (old and new!) and Scarrotts Fair will be coming to Mill Lane, so please join us for some summer fun. We will also be holding the popular Carnival Raffle, with £200 First Prize. Tickets will be on sale at the Lych Gate in the Market Square on weekends in August.


Programme of Events August 2021

Sat 14 Aug            Village Show at the Sports Club, starts 2pm. Entry deadline for classes is 12 Aug. See entry form here or collect one from Sports Club or Universal Stores.

Sun 15 Aug           Car Treasure Hunt starts at 2.30pm at the Sports Club

Wed 18 Aug          Hungerford Brass concert at St Michael’s church, starts 7.30pm

Thur 26 Aug         Quiz, at the Sports Club, starts 7.30pm

Sun 29 Aug           Picnic on the Porch, “chez vous” through the afternoon, judging starts 4pm

Mon 30 Aug          Cream Teas at St Michaels’ Church, 3-5pm



Garden Competition – for residents within 3 miles of the market place, whether you have a big garden, small garden, tubs, planters – anyone can enter! Entry forms from the Sports Club and Universal Stores. Judging on 13 August.

Sunflower Growing – for the tallest, widest or shortest sun flower you can grow. Entry deadline 13 August for judging on 14 August. See Entry form here or pick up from 4 Bockhampton Road.

Movie Maker           – using the Stop Motion Studio app, make a short animated film and upload it to our Facebook page by 22 August – see more details here

Scarecrows              – Comic Superheroes is the theme. Here is the entry form. Deadline for entries 27 August

Children’s Chalk Drawing  – use your imagination to draw a picture, design or pattern on the pavement outside your home. Collect your chalk on Sat 7 Aug 10am – 12noon from Lambourn Market Place. Judging on 28 August. More details here.


For more details please join the Lambourn Carnival & Festival facebook group or phone 01488 71468

Lambourn Carnival & Festival Committee

Scarecrow Competition – deadline 28 August
Lambourn residents only

Animated Movie Challenge – deadline 25 August
Lambourn Valley residents

Two fun events not to be missed!

Car Treasure Hunt – Sun 23 Aug
Open to anyone in the Lambourn Valley

Picnic on the Porch – Sun 30 Aug

The two local mobile discos already booked for the parade will drive round Lambourn playing music and providing entertainment for everyone. You can dress up and decorate your home/garden as if for the Carnival. Prizes will be awarded!


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