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Interesting Facts Fact 1 – Distance wise, it is just over 2 miles from the very first entry to the very last entry in the parade, and it will take 2 hours to pass any one viewing point.Fact 2 – Over 300,000 light bulbs w …

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Coach Trips

Coach Trips Suppliers Want to come to Bridgwater Carnival, don’t want to drive why not book a coach trip, firms listed here have in the past advertised on their website they were running a trip to Bridgwater Carnival, ho …

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This page was viewed just under 2,000 times over the last 12 months. If you wish to support the carnival and advertise your accommodation on this page please contact our Publicity Officer, Dave Stokes.Accommodation liste …

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Bridgwater Carnival Collections benefit both the Carnival and local Charities, this income is vital to keep the Carnival alive. We have collectors with tins and collection carts in the procession for you to throw your mo …

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Corporate Hospitality

Our Hospitality Package sold out early in 2022, so if you want to secure your place for 2023 book early in the New Year, for more information email Mark Robson for details.Since 2015 when Bridgwater Carnival introduced C …

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Carnival Centre

Bridgwater Carnival Centre is located in the Bridgwater Town Hall complex, High Street, Bridgwater.The Centre, leased from the Bridgwater Town Council has become quite popular with visitors and locals after opening just …

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Concert Overview

The Carnival Concerts will be back to back to entertain you in 2023.The Carnival Concerts act as a great warm up for the clubs for their dance routines and choreography before the main Carnival event and runs for 12 nigh …

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In order to make your visit to our site easier to navigate this page contains all the pdf downloads on the site. Please use the information on this page for guidance only, check before using the information as it will al …

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Carnival Procession Bridgwater Carnival procession will always be held on the first Saturday in November.Future Dates2023 – Saturday 4th November – Please note  procession start time now 6pm. Carnival Concerts The date o …

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Carnival Day Entertainment

2023 Information | Carnival Day Entertainment We hope to be able to welcome you back in 2023 to what we would call a normal year with a full programme of street entertainment throughout the day. To give you some idea see …

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Squibbing is something very unique to Bridgwater, Squibbing is by definition the simultaneous firing of lots of large fireworks (“squibs”). Many people come to Bridgwater just to see the squibbing as it is an event that …

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School Project

Every year, schools in Sedgemoor are invited to take part in some exciting and innovative activities as part of the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival celebrations.Ever since these carnival education projects were introduced …

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Please find below four maps, one downloadable, and three interactive, click on any of the icons on the interactive maps to get more information, these maps are expandable: Downloadable Map Transport & Parking Map Details …

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Please note the start time for 2023 – 1800 hours Audience Information Please remember that the roads around Bridgwater will close at 1600 hours and that the Procession will start at 1800 hours prompt. If you are arriving …

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Bridgwater Carnival has in place the following policies: Access Statement Book with Confidence Policy Card Transaction Policy Child Protection Policy Equality & Diversity Policy Privacy Policy

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Latest News

Bridgwater Car & Van Hire Sponsors Carnival

BRIDGWATER CAR & VAN HIRE SPONSORS CARNIVAL FOR 11TH SUCCESSIVE YEAR A local family run car and van rental business is the latest company to become an official sponsor of this year’s Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival. Bridgwater Car and Van Hire, who are based at Castlefields in the town, pledged

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Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival – ‘In Numbers’

 2023 is the 418th anniversary of The Gunpower Plot, and the origins of Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival can be traced back to when Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators failed in their attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605.  Distance wise, the procession route is

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The Final Countdown

Pictures courtesy of Timeless Images With under ten days until the carnival returns to town on Saturday 4 November, the final countdown has begun to Bridgwater Carnival 2023. For the carnival clubs who are working on their spectacular entries around the clock, to the carnival organisers who are finalising the

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Lantern Parade and Firework Display Friday 3 November

The 2023 Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival celebrations will start with a bang at a ‘Grand Firework Display’ on Friday 3 November 2023. Sponsored by Bridgwater Town Council and supported by Somerset Council, the traditional carnival curtain raiser event will take place at St Matthew’s Field. The glittering fireworks display, which starts

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