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Gremlins 2023-min
Nunsford Nutters
Griffens 2023-min
Ramblers 2023-min
King William
Lime Kiln 2023-min
Marina Sydenham
Mendip Vale
Marketeers 2023-min
Renegades 2023-min
British Flag 2023-min
Vagabonds 2023-min
Wills 2023-min

(Photos courtesy of Timeless Images, Bridgwater)

The Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnival Association is the umbrella organisation for the following carnivals:

Bridgwater - Saturday 2nd November 2024 @ 18.00 hrs

Burnham on Sea - Monday 4th November 2024 @ 19.30 hrs

Weston Super Mare - Friday 8th November 2024 @ 19.00 hrs

North Petherton - Saturday 9th November 2024 @ 19.00 hrs

Midsomer Norton - Monday 11th November 2024 @ 19.30 hrs

Shepton Mallet - Wednesday 13th November 2024 @ 19.30 hrs

Wells - Friday 15th November 2024 @ 19.00 hrs

Glastonbury - 16th November 2024 @ 18.45 hrs

For more information on each carnival please visit their individual websites above.

Is Somersets Best Kept Secret In Danger?

The application window to take part in the prestigious 2024 Somerset County Guy Fawkes carnival processions reopens on the 1st August 2024 (Please note change of date).

The countdown at the top tells you how long you have to wait before we do it all again!

The standardised entry form although closed at the moment has been a success, with all entries but one 

entered online, this enables entrants, at a click of a button, to apply to take part in the eight affiliated carnivals – Bridgwater, Burnham on Sea, Weston Super Mare, North Petherton, Midsomer Norton, Shepton Mallet, Wells and Glastonbury.

2023 saw a return to bumper crowds. An estimated 400,000 people watched the carnivals, with nearly £110,000 raised from the town street collections and shared between good causes, local charities and the carnivals themselves.

“We acknowledge the current economic and financial climate is causing difficulties for everyone, and many community events have fallen by the wayside over the past couple of years. However, the Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnivals continue to defy the odds with the carnival spirit burning brighter than ever, and this is testament to every single person involved in our wonderful tradition.


The date for applying to take part in the carnivals in 2024 is Thursday 1 August 2024, and those who are unable to complete an online entry form can still obtain a paper copy by contacting Dave Croker on 01278 421795 or at

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