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Carnival 2019 - 6pm Saturday 2nd November


2019 Information

Audience Information

Please note the change of start time for 2019 – 1800 hours

Martin Wasley

Martin Wasley – Procession Director

Please remember that the roads around Bridgwater will close at 1700 hours and that the Procession will start at 1800 hours prompt. If you are arriving late via the M5 access to the town is from J.23 only.

The 2019 Carnival procession will follow the same route as in 2018 finishing at the traffic lights at the junction of Northgate and The Clink. The assembly area will be in Parkway on the Sydenham estate, with the pre-procession starting off at 5.30 p.m. and the main procession starting off at 6 p.m.

The “rest area” will be as 2018, starting just past the junction of Broadway & Salmon Parade to the junction of Broadway & Old Taunton Road.

Please note the map on the location page shows the current route.

You will find other relevant information to the procession on this page as it becomes available.

If you require further details on the procession itself or entering the procession please contact our Procession Director (pictured right) by phone on 07941  323931 or email Martin Wasley

An updated route map can be downloaded by clicking here

Some estimated times of arrival at different points on the route:

Pre-Procession Main Procession 
Start17.30 hrsStart18.00 hrs
Bath Road Bridge17.50 hrsBath Road Bridge18.15 hrs
Cross Rifles18.00 hrsCross Rifles18.25 hrs
Eastover18.20 hrsEastover18.40 hrs
Salmon Parade18.30 hrsSalmon Parade18.50 hrs
Carnival Inn18.50 hrsCarnival Inn19.15 hrs
Cornhill18.55 hrsCornhill19.20 hrs
Penel Orlieu19.05 hrsPenel Orlieu19.30 hrs
Finish19.20 hrsFinish19.45 hrs

Entrants Information

Dispute Procedure: As you may be aware all seven carnivals of the Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnival Association have adopted the same procedure for dealing with disputes that may occur during the procession, including before and after, if you wish to download a copy of the procedure please click on the link below.

To enter the carnival you can complete an online entry form by clicking the link below, this form will be available from 1st July 2019 and will enable you to enter all or any of the county carnivals. To obtain a manual entry form you can download a copy below or contact our Entries Secretary by phone on 01278 421795 or email Dave Croker but please note the forms below are for information only at this time and will be updated for 2019 in due course, entries close on 1st September 2019.

The Conditions of Entry have been mainly superseded by the new entry forms, class list and code of practice, however the 2018 version is available below for guidance, further details will be sent out with the procession information if required.

Online Entry Form for all Somerset County Carnivals

2019 Bridgwater Prize List

2019 County Conditions of Entry

DVD Entrant Info

Dispute procedure – SCGFCA