Your Carnival Needs You!

Our Chairman, Fred Smith and other long-standing members of the team will be standing down next year after 30 years of organising the Winterbourne Down Carnival.

Unless there are more people willing to give up their time to join the team, Carnival 2018 will be the 30th and final year. We’re hoping that YOU are THOSE PEOPLE and, with your help, the Carnival will continue.

The team will next be meeting on:

Monday 20th November at 8pm at the Methodist Church hall to start organising the 2018 carnival.



Carnival 2018: Dates to be announced

Thanks for all your support in 2017.  News of our plans for 2018 and other events will be on this site soon.

In the meantime you can still:

Meet our Carnival Queen – see our 2017 Carnival Queen and her attendants!

We need more help!

If you would like to help run our next carnival, please  contact our secretary, Charlotte, on 01454 772729 for details.

If you would be willing to give up 1 hour of your time to assist on the day we would love to hear from you. Please contact Fred on 01454772072 to add your name to our ‘volunteer list’. For further information please contact Sue Cessford, on 01454 777881 or visit our Facebook page.

The Carnival Committee

The committee meets at regularly – why not join us?  Just ask one of the committee for details – we’d welcome more help!!

Winterbourne Down Border Morris dancers at the carnival
Winterbourne Down Border Morris Dancers

The Officers and Committee for this year are:

Chairman: Fred Smith

Vice Chairman: John Turner

Treasurer: Anthê Evans

Assistant Treasurer:  Martin Moulding

Secretary: Charlotte Hall

Publicity: Sue Cessford and Pete Nichols

Licensing Officer: Steve Jenkins

Entertainment Officer: Paul Smith

Volunteers needed for the 2018 Carnival

We will be once again seeking volunteers to help during the carnival day with setting up/manning stalls/manning the road closure areas and tidying up.  Please contact Fred or Faye on 01454 851059 to add your name to our ‘volunteer list’.  All we ask is an hour of your time to help make this carnival day another great success – you don’t need to join the committee or attend any meetings – just give us a bit of your time on the day.  For further information please contact either the Secretary on 01454 851059 or the Chairman on 01454 772072.

Carnival Queen 2017