Just one week to go before the big night! Hope you are all ready for Liphook Carnival which takes place on Saturday 29th October 2016.
The day begins with the children’s fancy dress competition which this year is being held at Liphook Junior School. The doors will open at 11am and we will be judging from 11.30am. We will have lots of other activities including a children’s entertainer, hot drinks and snacks.
The procession starts at 6.45pm when this year’s Carnival Queen, Mollie Jones, will be crowned by local paralympic Gold Medal winner Andy Kelsey. We have The Surrey Pipe Band performing in The Square from 6.30pm onwards. Don’t forget that we then have a free bonfire and firework display in Radford Park from 8.30pm onwards.
Please don’t forget that we have road closures across the village during the afternoon and evening. Longmoor Road will be closed from approximately 4.30pm. The Square, Headley Road, London Road, Portsmouth Road, top part of Haslemere Road and Midhurst Road will be officially closed from 6pm. We endeavour to get all traffic moving again as soon as we can but no later than 9pm. The London Road will be closed until 10pm due to the fireworks in Radford Park.
Liphook Carnival is one of the biggest events that takes place in our village.
It is a real community event which is organised by the Carnival and Bonfire Committee and is enjoyed by thousands of people from Liphook and the surrounding villages every year. The evening is not only about having fun, but it is also about raising funds. All those that take part are expected to take official collecting tins with them and rattle them at the crowds! Every year we make several thousand pounds which we then donate to local charities and organisations within the community.
Anybody can take part, you don’t need to pre-register you can just turn up on the night where you will be met by one of the Committee members or Marshals and given further instructions! See the Schedule page for details about where to be and at what time! On this website you will also find a Categories section which goes into more detail about this subject and there is a Route map which explains the procession route.