Following the success and positive reaction of the last two years, the Woodbridge Carnival will be back on 4th July. This year’s event has changed location to The Abbey Playing fields where there will be games, performances and a wide variety of stalls and food concessions as well as an impressive firework display in the evening.
Organisers, Choose Woodbridge, are working with Woodbridge haart estate agents for a second year to support local charities, groups and organisations again with a fun fancy dress Carnival Queen contest. Anyone of any age can participate and local groups, clubs and individuals are encouraged to dress up to compete for a £500 donation from Woodbridge haart to their chosen charity or community group.
Entrants for the Queen of haart contest are invited to create their look in the spirit of the Carnival, which has a Tudor theme this year in honour of the 500th Anniversary of Thomas Seckford a leading historical figure for the town. As before the theme is totally open to interpretation.
All ‘Queens’ will form part of the parade through the town starting a 4pm on 4th July from Woodbridge School to The Abbey School playing field on Cumberland Street where they will be judged in the main arena. Entry forms can be found at: www.choosewoodbridge.co.uk/carnival
The Carnival Committee is welcoming applications local groups and businesses who would like a float, businesses that would like to have a trade stand, food and beverage stands and performers to entertain the crowds. If you would like to be involved, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Pullinger at Woodbridge haart, said, “We were so happy that the Carnival is coming back to Woodbridge and we’re keen to take an active role again this year. Through this initiative we’re helping to add to the carnival and provide a longer term benefit to a deserving cause through the winner’s prize of £500. The mix of community entertainment and charitable giving really appeals to us and we really hope that many local clubs and charities will embrace the fun and put forward their contenders for the Carnival Queen of haart!”
Chris Harrold, Chairman of Choose Woodbridge the group organizing the Carnival, added: “The Carnival has grown and grown since we brought it back in 2013. We’ve developed the event to cater for all ages and this year we’re very excited to have added a firework display to the agenda. The number of groups and business involved looks to grow again this year and the link with Thomas Seckford’s anniversary and the supportive Seckford Foundation has been a welcome addition.”