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26th Oct, 2021

Thrills and spills galore promised for Astwood Bank Carnival 2021

EXCITEMENT is building towards Astwood Bank Carnival weekend 2021.

This post-pandemic ‘slimmed down’ carnival is being held from Friday, September 10 to Sunday, September 12 and promises to be a fabulous day out for all the family.

Events kick off on the Friday evening with a barn dance in the Carnival Marquee from 7.30pm at Ridgeway Secondary School, Evesham Road.

As well as music, provided by the Life of Riley Band, local Cookhill close up magician Sam Wilson will be entertaining everyone.

A carnival spokesman said: “We first held the barn dance in 2017 and it has now become a traditional event the evening before the Carnival, it always proves to be a very popular event.

Tickets must be bought in advance but at only £5 each they are proving very popular.

“Just email secretary@astwoodbankcarnival.co.uk. This promises to be a cracking night with music, dance and a bit of magic in the air.”

Unlike in past years, due to the ongoing issues, including the pandemic, there won’t be a carnival procession this year hence the temporary move to Ridgeway.

Carnival chair Ashley Hewitt said: “Carnival day celebrations continue on September 11 from midday at Ridgeway playing fields where there will be a record number of stands, together with the traditional choices for eating and drinking that include the Tea Tent, Pimm’s stall and bar.

“There will be the ever-popular Fun Dog Show, Circus Skills, and the usual fun fair.

“The arena events will include the headline act of The Vander Wheel of Death Display Team and falconry displays and much more.”

The Carnival Finale on the Sunday is at The Why Not Inn, where a selection of family fun activities will be on offer.

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