Join us for Shrewsbury Carnival fun this Saturday

Join us for the Shrewsbury Carnival and Show this Saturday 15 June 2019.

Shrewsbury Carnival’s Royalty Tom – Junior Carnival Crier, Ava – Carnival Queen, Maddi – Carnival Princess with attendants Isla, Elizabeth, Emily and Maisie get ready for Saturday’s event. Photo: Steven Oliver Photography
Shrewsbury Carnival’s Royalty Tom – Junior Carnival Crier, Ava – Carnival Queen, Maddi – Carnival Princess with attendants Isla, Elizabeth, Emily and Maisie get ready for Saturday’s event. Photo: Steven Oliver Photography

The day begins at 10am in Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park with entertainment taking place on the Rybrook stage, a funfair and over 40 trade and charity stalls.

The town centre parade leaves the Quarry at 2pm with colourful floats, walking groups and entertainers. The parade is led by Martin Wood the Town Crier and Shrewsbury Carnival’s Royalty.

Damian Breeze, one of our organisers, said: “We’ve got a great line-up of entertainment on stage and in our arena this year. From local theatre and dance groups to local band Effervescent, Rock Project and vocal duo Matt and Gemima, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

“The parade is also set to be one of our biggest in years with over 30 entries including local young farmers.”

Other attractions in the Quarry include a funfair, trade and charity stalls, a miniature steam railway and activities for children.

Kate Fejfer, stalls coordinator, said: “There are over 40 stalls set to be with us on the day ranging from local traders to freshly prepared food and drink vendors as well as local charities and organisations.

“This year we also see the welcome return of the Whitfield Light Railway, a 10.25″ gauge portable miniature steam railway which proved very popular last year. We also have plenty of other activities for children.”

Simon Cook, Shrewsbury Carnival and Show Chairman, is looking forward to the day.

“Our small but dedicated team of volunteers work hard throughout the year to put on a fantastic day each year. For 2019 we have chosen not to have a theme for the parade and left it up to the imagination of entrants to choose their own.

“It will be really exciting to see what the entrants come up with, the floats are always fantastic to see with people spending hours designing and making props.

“We are also looking forward to seeing everyone visit us in the Quarry to enjoy the show aspect of the day.”