The biggest public event in Bloxwich is coming soon – BLOXWICH CARNIVAL!
One of the most important days in the village calendar, indeed one of the most important in the district, Bloxwich Carnival dates right back to the Great War Peace Celebrations of 1919 when local men dressed in fancy dress and played football to raise funds for the soldiers who returned, and the widows and orphans of those who did not, as well as for local hospitals, and for local old folk – the latter being a tradition still carried on today by the current carnival committee with the time-honoured annual Senior Citizens Party which last year took place in July at Bloxwich Baths (now sadly demolished).
As in recent years, the 2015 Bloxwich Carnival is taking place entirely in King George V Playing Fields, and there will be no parade.
Gates open on Saturday 1st August at 12 noon at the Bealey’s Lane/Bell Lane corner entrance and at the Stafford Road entrance. There is no on-site parking, you are recommended to arrive on foot.
The arena programme (see details of the main attractions below) runs till 4pm with the whole shebang concluding at 5pm, apart from Pat Collins’ Fun Fair, which will be close to the Bealey’s Lane/Bell Lane entrance as usual.
This year’s main attractions in the arena and around the field include:
And of course the field will be surrounded with a bustling host of stalls, displays and smaller rides and attractions, including from many local groups, charities and organisations, who will be very glad of your support on the day!
The Bloxwich Carnival Queen, Princess and Rosebud (see below for details) will be crowned around 12.20pm at the mobile stage adjacent to the event arena. The young Carnival Ambassadors from local schools will also be presented with their medallions by local dignitaries.
And admission to Bloxwich Carnival this year is the ultimate bargain in family entertainment – FREE FOR ALL!
This year’s Bloxwich Carnival will also mark 10 years of our coverage of the event!
Watch out for our Bloxwich Carnival report and massive Flickr photo album a few days after the event in the Bloxwich Telegraph on WordPress.org – we’ll be giving the new link on this site and via Facebook and Twitter when we launch!
SEE YOU THERE!