The application window to take part in the prestigious 2019 Somerset County Guy Fawkes carnival processions is set to open on Monday 1 July.
With the start of the Guy Fawkes carnival season just under 20 weeks away, potential entrants will be enable to take part in the popular carnivals by simply completing an online electronic entry form, which will be accessible from both the official SCGFCA website (www.somersetcountycarnivals.com) and the Bridgwater Carnival website (www.bridgwatercarnival.org.uk) from 1st July.
The standardised entry form enables entrants at a click of a button to apply to take part in the eight affiliated Somerset County Guy Fawkes carnivals – Bridgwater, Burnham on Sea, Weston Super Mare, North Petherton, Midsomer Norton, Shepton Mallet, Wells and Glastonbury.
David Churches, secretary and treasurer of SCGFCA, said: “The Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnivals are the best illuminated processions in the world and they annually attract thousands of spectators to the South West.
“It always amazes me how the entries continue to get better every year, and I am really looking forward to our 2019 processions.”
Away from the razzmatazz of the lights and music, the carnival processions also play a massive role in Somerset by raising thousands of pounds for charities, community groups and non for profit organisations. In 2018 alone the street collections at the eight SCGFCA carnivals raised over £100,000 for good causes.
The closing date for applying to take part in the carnivals is Sunday 1 September, and those who are unable to complete an online entry form can still obtain a paper copy by contacting Dave Croker on 01278 421795 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.