History of Thornbury Carnival
July 2009 saw the first Carnival in Thornbury for 14 years, and, as its revival committee intended, the event has once again become an annual function.
After the runaway success of the two previous years, Thornbury's 2011 Carnival lived up to its intention to be bigger, better and to provide something for everyone when it comes to entertainment.
The 2011 Carnival Parade lasted nearly 90 minutes, and the streets of the Town were packed.
On the Carnival field there were 150+ stalls including businesses, charities, clubs and societies, exhibitions, 2 performance stages, a Fun Fair, Beer tent, Wine Bar and a range of refreshment options, and with lots of child-centred activities.
The main attraction was the Band of the Royal Logistics Corps, sponsored by Essilor.
Approximately 15,000 visitors came to the Carnival which is essentially a Charitable event. Proceeds from the Carnival are generally retained for investment into future Carnivals, but some donations to other groups might be made.
Much assistance has been proffered by Thornbury Round Table and the Mundy Fields Groundsman, and stewarding of the event has been covered by Thornbury Rugby Club. Off-site Parking has been arranged at the Leisure Centre, by agreement.