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about stowmarket carnivalStowmarket Carnival 2023 - our 60th!

Stowmarket Carnival provides affordable fun and entertainment for local families. And this year visiting the Carnival is free!

Main events will take place on the town’s Recreation Ground (the Rec) Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, with a host of entertainments, including a range of music, from Andy Otley to the 8 Piece Party Band Turntable, and it will round off with music on the Rec from Stowmarket Concert Band, so the Committee hope there’s a decent mix of music for everyone to enjoy!

On Saturday there will be a Carnival procession through the town, led by the Carnival Court, with floats and walking acts. This year’s theme is Stowmarket past, present, future, and is shaping up to be one of the biggest in recent memory.

Want to take part? Contact: procession@stowmarketcarnival.org.uk

On the Rec there will be craft, home bake, small business, and charity stalls, and plenty of food and drink stalls too. 

Bookings for stalls for 2023 have closed, but if you are interested in a stall for Carnival 2024, contact:  stalls@stowmarketcarnival.org.uk

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Your Reviews

Visitors Have a Great Time!

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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