The Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival 2016 weekend celebrations will start with a bang with a ‘Grand Firework Display’.
Sponsored by Bridgwater Town Council and supported by Sedgemoor District Council for the eleventh successive year, the curtain raiser event will take place on Friday 4 November at 7.30pm. The glittering fireworks display has proved popular in the past with spectators and has been well supported by people in and around the Sedgemoor area.
The build up to the fireworks display will start at 3pm, as there will be other attractions at St Matthew’s Field to entertain the family, including a handful of fairground rides, kindly provided by the world famous Chipperfield family.
Local school children from Willowdown Primary School, Otterhampton Primary School, St Mary’s Church of England Primary School and Elmwood School, will also be getting in on the fun with a special lantern parade before the big display begins.
Alan Hurford, town clerk for Bridgwater Town Council, said: “Bridgwater Town Council is pleased to sponsor the firework display once again as the opener to the Bridgwater Carnival weekend. It has become an eagerly anticipated attraction in the town’s entertainment calendar and we are set for another fantastic show.”
A spokesman for Sedgemoor District Council, said: “Sedgemoor is pleased to support the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee and the Town Council in hosting the carnival weekend. We are very proud of all the hard work that local people and organisations do throughout the year to put on such a fabulous show. The build up to the event itself gets better each year and we hope that everyone will enjoy the fireworks and entertainments, as well as the parade itself.”
Malcolm Cattle, president for Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, added: “It is terrific news that we are once again able to hold a grand fireworks display on carnival night eve, and it will get the town in the mood for what is to come the following night.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bridgwater Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council for their continued generosity. If it wasn’t for the help we receive from local authorities, organisations and companies, our carnival would not be as popular as it is.”
There will be a charge for parking in St Matthew’s Field, with all proceeds raised going towards the Bridgwater Carnival charity.
No unauthorised pedlars will be allowed into the field during the event.