Yes, it’s that time of year again! Bloxwich’s biggest and best public event of the year, our annual Carnival, is almost here, and is all set to land in King George V Memorial Playing Fields on Saturday 5th August 2017. Apart from the traditional Pat Collins Fun Fair, there’ll be a host of stalls, attractions and arena events on offer – with FREE ADMISSION! And as always, it will be a feast of fun for all the family!
Bloxwich Carnival will be open from 12 noon to 5pm, with arena events spread throughout the afternoon. Times may be viewed below – scroll down to view. Main admission is as usual on foot, via the Bell Lane/Bealey’s Lane entrance. There may also be limited parking via the Stafford Road entrance.
Apart from all the fun of the fair, and various other smaller independent rides and attractions, special attractions this year include:
- Flyin Ryan Stunt Riders
- Elaine Hill Sheepdog Trials
- Pete the Animatronic Dinosaur
- Armitage Birds of Prey
- Mad Dominic
Please note that while admission is free, rides on the Pat Collins Fun Fair and other rides are charged for individually.
This year there is no Bloxwich Carnival Queen crowning, but the Carnival will still be opened by the Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Marco Longhi, at 12 noon. Watch out for the mobile stage near the roped display arena.
You can download a jpeg of the arena programme for the day by clicking on the image below to enlarge it.
Support your local Carnival
Bloxwich Carnival is organised by the tireless and entirely voluntary Bloxwich Carnival Commitee, which also organises the annual Senior Citizens Party at the Stan Ball Centre every July, and is largely funded by donations. More help is always needed, so anyone interested in helping out at the Carnival should either have a word with a Committee member at the Carnival on the day, or contact them via the official Bloxwich Carnival Facebook page. You’ll be made very welcome!
Bloxwich Carnival is also supported by many local groups, such as the Rotary Club of Bloxwich Phoenix, and by Walsall Council, which provides the venue and much invaluable assistance in preparation and on the day.
As has been traditional since 2006, our editor Stuart Williams will be covering Bloxwich Carnival and taking the official photographs, a selection of which will be published here after the event. Watch this space!