Diamond Jubilee street parties may be over but visitors to Bloxwich this weekend are being guaranteed a right Royal day out courtesy of the village’s annual carnival.
Organisers Bloxwich Carnival Committee switched the date of the popular event from August to Saturday 16 June to carry on the feelgood factor created by recent celebrations to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.
And while Her Majesty may not be in attendance visitors will be still be able to rub shoulders with Royalty by meeting Bloxwich Carnival Queen Alice Jones.
In keeping with the Royal theme, former Bloxwich Carnival Queens from years gone by will also be in attendance.
The event, which runs from 12 noon until 5pm is supported by Walsall Council’s parks team, and is said by organisers to be the biggest in the West Midlands.
John Millard, Walsall Council senior parks ranger, said: “Bloxwich Carnival Committee have waived the admission fees this year so all the family can enjoy a great day out.
“There are plenty of stalls and attractions and everyone can look forward to carrying on the celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.”
Joining the Carnival Queen will be Bloxwich Carnival Princess Amelia Ellis and Rosebud Megan Leigh Small.
Bloxwich Carnival will get under way with a short parade led by the Carnival Queen and her attendants who will travel in a horse-drawn carriage leaving the rear of All Saints Church, Bloxwich, at 12 noon.
They will travel along High Street and into the Stafford Road entrance of King George V Playing Fields (where the event takes place) to make their way to the podium where they will be formally crowned by local dignitaries at 12.30pm.
An exciting and entertaining line-up of arena events this year includes spectacular motorcycle stunts and leaps from top freestyle team UK FMX, speciality act Bruce Airhead and Zumba demonstrations – follow this link for the timetable.
As is traditional, the famous Pat Collins Fun Fair will also be on site.
While admission, arena events and children’s entertainment are free, charges will apply on attractions and on the Pat Collins Fun Fair.
For more information phone: 01922 654893/4/5/6 or 07736 388409.
Bloxwich Carnival will as always be covered by The Bloxwich Telegraph, so be sure to look out for a photo feature and Flickr album afterwards!