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Stowmarket Carnival

12/13/14th July 2024

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Celebrating
the best of
Stowmarket

Stowmarket Carnival

12th, 13th & 14th July 2024

Stowmarket Carnival is a wonderful family event, providing affordable fun and entertainment for local families. We are busy preparing for next year’s Carnival, and it’s going to be a good one.
And this year, as in 2023, visiting the Carnival is free!

Stowmarket Carnival

Carnival Procession

The all-important Carnival Procession will take place on the Saturday, led by the Carnival Court, with floats, walkers, dancers, singers, and fancy dress galore.

Our theme for 2024 is “Decades”, so from William the Conqueror to the present day, there’s lots to choose from!

The Procession will leave the Meadlands roundabout around midday on Saturday 13th, going westward through Combs Ford and the town arriving at the Recreation Ground around 2pm.  Further details will be available nearer the day.

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Cheer the Carnival Procession

Take a look at 2023's Stowmarket Carnival images

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What's On?

From Friday evening till Sunday afternoon, the Recreation Ground (the Rec) will feature a variety of music acts and sideshows and displays, a range of craft and charity stalls, and plenty of food and drink stalls too. And the ever-popular Stocks Funfair will also be on the Rec for Carnival weekend.

Supporting Your Community

Meet Our 2023 Sponsors

The Stowmarket Carnival is run by a team of unpaid volunteers, and relies heavily on sponsorship and donations of both money and services. Do you run a local business? Your support for this free family event will be very welcome.

Contact us to ask about sponsorship opportunities, or to join our team of volunteers.

Your Reviews

Enjoy your Stowmarket Carnival – fun for all the family!

Seeing 1000’s of people coming out of their houses and coming together as a community enjoying the whole weekend together with friends and strangers.

Robert Cunningham

Committee

A great opportunity to celebrate Stowmarket, meet new people and to be a royal for a period. It is a great event which makes people happier when watching and it shows the outcome of work done by a group of hard working Carnival team. Also it can show off what’s going on in Stowmarket too.

Sophie Churchyard

Visitor

Brings Stowmarket back together !!

Helen Jones

Visitor

A day of fun, hopefully in the summer sun x

Melissa Williams

Visitor

A time when everyone comes together, and i mean everyone , it’s the most amazing feeling , seeing everyone enjoy the parade xxx

Sharon Hawes

Committee

Fun for all the family

Karen Smith

Visitor

Community Spirit

Meryl Bunce

Visitor

Family time

Suzi Bloomfield

Visitor

Childhood memories, families together, fun, smiles, laughs and sore feet from being in the parade marching with Stowmarket Boys’ Brigade Band.

Steph Goodwin

Visitor

Summer, hot weather, bbq, outdoors fun.

Lauren Cox

Visitor

Parade, floats, fun

Martin Gray

Visitor

Stowmarket coming together

Bonnie Scarff Mead

Visitor

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