Get Involved

Enter the Parade

We would love to hear from you if you are part of a community organisation, dance troupe, marching band, business or group of friends looking to have some fun.

You may wish to enter a float, car, walking group or another mode of transport.

Entry into the parade is free although we do ask that you collect for our beneficiaries, collecting buckets will be provided.

For more information and details on how to enter email

Book a Charity, Trade or Community Stand

The show side of Shrewsbury carnival has a high footfall of visitors we estimate in the region of over 7,000 visit during the day.

Trade Stand
We charge a small fee of £60 for a 3m x 3m pitch and each additional 3m x 3m costs £30.

Charity & Community Stand
One of Shrewsbury Carnival’s aims is to promote and help charities in the local area it is also a great way of raising funds by hosting a tombola or other fundraising method on your stall as well as getting your message across to others.

We charge a small fee of £15 for a 3m x 3m pitch and each additional 3m x 3m costs £10.

How to Book
If you would like to join us with a charity stall, trade stall or community stand email Kate via

Become a Volunteer

We have lots of opportunities for people to help our Carnival team on the day.

We are looking for volunteers who can help us:

– Check in Exhibitors, Performers and Parade entries
– Distribute our magazines
– Help to man our promotional stand
– Marshall the parade
– Help litter pick

Please get in touch and let us know what you’d like to do and how much time you can give up on the day. Training will be given either on the day or beforehand depending on the roles.

You can contact us by email at or call our secretary Shelley on 07977 802 533.

Apply for Funding

Each year the Shrewsbury Carnival committee invites local charities and community groups to apply for a donation from money raised during the event.

Those successful in securing a donation are invited to a special presentation afternoon at The Lord Hill Hotel in September.

Local charities and voluntary organisations are invited to apply by completing the form on our website by the 1st September.