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Stowmarket Carnival ProcessionThe procession is one of the much loved highlights of the Stowmarket Carnival.

To join us for the 2024 Procession, download your entry form here.

Looking back to July 2023, the streets were thronged with locals and visitors eager to see the procession, and cheer the Carnival Sovereign, Prince and Princess.

Bacton Transport agreed again to provide us with some lorries for the Procession floats – we are very grateful to them for this.

Our theme for our 2023 Carnival was “Stowmarket past, present, future”, and we were delighted to be joined by many members of previous Carnival Courts!

The Procession left the Meadlands roundabout around midday on Saturday 15th, going westward through Combs Ford and the town arriving at the Recreation Ground around 2pm.  

To let the procession move easily through Stowmarket, road closures were in place, and every year we please ask that you adhere to these on the day and respect the instructions of the Traffic Marshalls.

We really appreciated everyone coming out to support the Carnival Procession – a lot of time and effort goes into creating the floats and it is lovely to see all the pavements filled with people watching the Procession.

Want to take part in 2024?  This year’s theme is Decades! and we are looking forward to seeing amazing entries from previous centuries to the present day!

Contact: if you have any questions, or download the entry form here.

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The Route it takesThe procession route can be seen below

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


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


Brings Stowmarket back together !!

Helen Jones


A day of fun, hopefully in the summer sun x

Melissa Williams


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

Sharon Hawes


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