Bude Carnival is today

Don’t forget it is Bude carnival today. The route is as shown here.

The timetable, taken from the Carnival website is as follows:


Opening of Variety Fete in the Castle Grounds by Nick Farrow 2.05 p.m. Carnival Ambassador

Presentation 2.10 p.m. Citizen of the Year

Presentation 2.20 p.m. Crowning of the 2019 Bude Fairy Princess and Bude Carnival Queen

2.30 p.m Dance display by CJs Dance

3 – 5 p.m Live Band “Back on Nights” on the Bandstand

3.00 p.m. Assembly of the Children’s Fancy Dress

3.15 p.m. Judging of the Fancy Dress Competition Class 3 – Children’s Fancy Dress – Singles Class 4 – Children’s Fancy Dress – Pairs

3.40 p.m. Class 5 – Children’s Fancy Dress – Groups Children’s Walking Parade along The Strand accompanied

4.00 p.m Dance display by Jason Thomas Performing Arts Children’s entertainment by Passing Showers and The Toy Library Commentator on the Bandstand – Graham Hodgson

EVENING CARNIVAL- LOWER WHARF Vehicles assemble by 5 p.m. – Participants by 5.10 p.m.

The Wharf will be open from 2.30 p.m. for assembly of Carnival floats

5.15 p.m. Judging of: Class 1 – Best Fairy Queen & BestGroup Class 2 – Best Senior Queen & BestGroup Class 6 – Juvenile Masqueraders – Singlesor Pairs (Walkers 17 years andunder) Class 7 – Adult Masqueraders – Singles or Pairs (Walkers 18 years andover) Class 8 – Masquerader Group – 3 ormore Class 9 – Children’s Tableaux Class 10 – Comic Tableaux Class 11 – Best Pub Tableaux Class 12 – Vintage Class 13 – Medley Cup Class 14 – Best RoyaltyFloat Class 15 – Best Royalty Car Class 16 – TradeTableaux Class 17 – Young Farmers Club Class 20 – Performing Groups Best in Carnival Best Local Entry 6.30 p.m.

The Carnival Procession leaves the Lower Wharf Car Park and proceeds through the town (see route map) accompanied by Bude Town Band, North Devon Pipes & Drums, & Barnstaple Youth Marching Band. Live music by Energia in The Triangle.

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