Carnival 2021

Astwood Bank Community Group is best known for The Astwood Bank Carnival.

Astwood Bank Carnival is where it all began for us. The Carnival has been a community tradition for over 30 years now, and has grown year on year.

A traditional procession of decorated floats, music and entertainment through the village of Astwood Bank. Before returning to the Fields of S.E. Davis for an afternoon of Live Music, Live Entertainment, Games, Activities, Licenced Bar, Food Stalls and other local businesses and providers showcasing their products.

However you join us, whether as part of the procession, a stall holder or out on the field with your families and friends, we hope you have a wonderful day.

Keep an eye on this website and our Facebook Page for details of dates, how to apply for a stall and much more.

***** UPDATE FOR 2021 ****

Following the release of the COVID 19 Roadmap towards the new normal we ae pleased to announce we plan to host our Annual Carnival in September this year.
Astwood Bank Carnival is still planning to be back this year.

Ashley Hewitt, Astwood Bank Community Group chairman, says that work is still going ahead for the 2021 event following last year’s cancellation because of the COVID
crisis but will be held in September instead of the traditional July date.
The change of date had been carefully considered and following extensive discussion with our stakeholders and partners who support the events that take place over the
course of the carnival weekend we felt it would be safer to delay this years event. 

There was no doubting the enthusiasm among community for us to return this year. 
Ashley added ‘We are very much committed to putting on an event on Saturday 12th September while, of course, taking heed of government guidelines and the state of
the nation as we continue to combat the pandemic. ‘We will always have a sharp eye on making sure we do the right thing. Like every other event in the country right now, we’ll have to adapt.
’‘Moving forward continues to be the tricky bit for everyone organising an event of any kind,’ he added. ‘We’re looking at ways of ensuring the show is safe for everyone.
That will mean some alterations on the showground but we are keen on staging the
Carnival that we all know and love.
’This year’s Carnival is on Saturday, September 11th. Our barn dance will be on
Friday 10th September.

More details will follow in the weeks ahead.