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Taking part in Thornbury Carnival

Thornbury Carnival

Everyone is welcome to join in Thornbury Carnival!

Application forms for parade entrants, stallholders, craftmakers and programme advertisers are now available - use the links on this page to apply.

We are open to applicants from outside the area as well as from Thornbury itself, especially with novel stalls or exhibits.

You, your group or business can be involved in any combination of the following options:

Join in the Carnival Parade

Thornbury Carnival

As usual the day will start with the Parade through the High Street at 10.30.

We will provide the bands and entertainment but are looking for colourful and imaginative entries to the Parade to kick the day off in style.

For 2017 the theme is “FLIGHT”.

The theme is entirely optional and it’s up to you to interpret this – whether its birds or butterflies, balloons, aeroplanes or space rockets.

You can be a walking group... What about a Carnival Float? Or if you have a classic car, military vehicle or just about anything in between, come along and enjoy the day.

Register via the Parade Entry Form or for more details, contact our Parade Manager at:

Set up a Stall

Thornbury Carnival

Carnival visitors appreciate the wide variety of stalls, which in previous years have included:

  • Craft, Hobbies and Exhibitions
  • Charities, Clubs and Societies, Schools and Churches
  • Children's activities and entertainment
  • Activity-based features
  • Vehicles: classic cars, commercials, military, tractors and steam!

To apply for a stall, please complete the Stallholders Application Form.

Please note: refunds will only be given on the grounds of health and safety.

If you have any questions, please contact

Food Stalls and Catering

For more information, please contact

If you are planning to sell food or drink, please refer to the Food Standards Agency website for the latest Food Information Regulations for small and medium food businesses, particularly their advice on allergy labelling legislation.

Entertain the crowd

Thornbury Carnival

Stages on the Mundy Playing Fields offer a programme of entertainment, including singers, bands and dancers.

To share the limelight, please contact

Offer Business Support

The Carnival benefits greatly from the financial support of local businesses and organisations.

As well as becoming a Friend of Thornbury Carnival, there are opportunities to advertise in the Carnival programme and to sponsor attractions, entertainment and resources.

To find out more, please contact: .


Thornbury Carnival

The Carnival is run by an independent team of volunteers, and surplus funds are used to finance future events.

If you would like a role in the team, however large or small, please contact: .

Documents for 2017 - the full list!

Click on the links below to download a .pdf version of the document.

Making an online Parade entry or Stallholder application should result in you receiving an automatic acknowledgement of receipt, and your details will appear in our database.

For those unable to use online returns, a hard copy is available, and we will complete the entry for you. Contact to find out more.

If you don't hear back from us, it may be for one of the following reasons:

  • you may have been omitted in error
  • your email address may have changed
  • we may not be able to find your email address on your business literature or website
  • the completion options under 'Contact Us' on your website may prevent us sending attachments or longer messages.
  • sometimes the response to our emails indicates undeliverable/message exceeds limit/does not accept attachments, or message box is full

If you haven't heard from us, and would like to, please contact us again. Contact information is available in the documents list above.

For general enquiries, please email: or .

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