The Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnival Association is the umbrella organisation for the following carnivals:
Bridgwater - Saturday 4th November 2023 @ 18.00 hrs
Burnham on Sea - Monday 6th November 2023 @ 19.30 hrs
Weston Super Mare - Friday 10th November 2023 @ 19.00 hrs
North Petherton - Saturday 11th November 2023 @ 19.00 hrs
Midsomer Norton - Monday 13th November 2023 @ 19.30 hrs
Shepton Mallet - Wednesday 15th November 2023 @ 19.30 hrs
Wells - Friday 17th November 2023 @ 19.00 hrs
Glastonbury - 18th November 2023 @ 18.45 hrs (note new start time)
For more information on each carnival please visit their individual websites above.
SOMERSET GUY FAWKES CARNIVALS RETURNED TO THE STREETS IN 2022
Despite there being some concern that the carnivals in 2022 would not be of the normal standard was not necessary, as though the amount of entries were very slightly down and some former mounted entries entered a walking entry in 2022 all our carnivals were well supported both by the entries and the public who arrived in their hundreds, every carnival announced that the people watching exceeded anything we have seen before, long may it continue!
We now look forward to 2023 with hope that that your support will continue and that you will be able to attend one of our 2023 carnival processions, dates above.
The application window to take part in the prestigious 2023 Somerset County Guy Fawkes carnival processions will open on the Saturday 1st July 2023 and the closing date for applying to take part in the carnivals is Friday 1st September.
David Churches, secretary and treasurer of SCGFCA, said: “The Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnivals are the best illuminated processions in the world which annually attract thousands of spectators to the South West, and I am absolutely delighted our carnivals are increasing in popularity.
“It’s always a very special night when the carnival comes to town, and to feel that excitement, atmosphere and enjoyment are with us once more will be a joy to behold. I am sure the carnival committees and entrants will be strive to put on a
special show for 2023.”
Every year the carnivals attracts tens of thousands of people from all over the country and the world to the South West. The events raise a huge amount of money for charities and good causes, and also make a big contribution to the local economy.
(27th November 2022)
Each carnival holds a street collection which helps local charities and community groups raise funds as well as helping to fund the carnivals, so please give generously.
Your support is vital to the continuation of our carnivals in their present standard!