Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does it cost to enter and attend Shrewsbury Carnival?
A: Shrewsbury Carnival is free to enter and attend, we have activities taking place in the quarry throughout the day and our main parade goes through Shrewsbury Town Centre at 2pm.

Q: How do I take part in this year’s parade?
A: Anyone can take part in our parade, individuals, families, and local charities and businesses. To join us you will need to complete our simple form, you can download this from our website or call Shelley on 07977 802 553.

Q: Can I have a trade or charity stand at Shrewsbury Carnival?
A: Yes!  We have space within the Quarry Park.  Please visit our website or email stalls@shrewsburycarnival.co.uk for more information.

Q: Can I collect for my own charity during the parade?
A: No. We will provide everyone taking part with our own collection buckets and collecting tins, all money collected goes to local charities and organisations. You are welcome to apply for a slice of this. A list of last year’s beneficiaries are included in this magazine and on our website.

Q: Can I volunteer on the day?
A: Yes.  We are a small but dedicated team, we are always in need of an extra pair of hand on the day and your time would be much appreciated. Call Shelley on 07977 802 553 for a chat about volunteering with us.

Q: Can I provide entertainment?
A: Yes.  We have live entertainment throughout the day both on and off our main stage. We don’t really have a budget for entertainment but we would love to hear from you if you’re interested in joining us for free.

Q: How can I be a member of next year’s Carnival Royalty?
A: Our competition to find the 2019 Shrewsbury Carnival & Show Royalty is in early February 2019. Keep an eye out for details in the local media or on our website and social media channels closer to the time.

Q: I have a question that isn’t listed here, now what?
A: Contact us!  Shrewsbury Carnival & Show is more than willing to answer any and all of your questions. Email getinvolved@shrewsburycarnival.co.uk or call Shelley on 07977 802 553.  We’d love to hear from you.