(Photos courtesy of Timeless Images, Bridgwater)
The Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnival Association is the umbrella organisation for the following carnivals:
For more information on each carnival please visit their individual websites above.
The application window to take part in the prestigious 2024 Somerset County Guy Fawkes carnival processions reopens on the 1st July 2024.
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 Monday 1 July 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 email@example.com.