Why not participate in Carnival night, it is terrific fun! There are lots of ways you can take part in the procession. We encourage pre-registration, although you can just turn up on the night.

Best Street

Get your neighbours and friends involved to build and create a fun or fancy float for your street.  A fun way to build that community spirit!

Push and Pull

A class for non-motorised vehicles (i.e. bikes, carts, wheelie bins, wheelbarrows etc…) decorated as you choose. The idea of making a float doesn’t have to be based around a vehicle.

Children’s Float

This section involves decorated vehicles featuring mainly children. Give the children a chance to take part and enjoy a great community night.

Adult Float

Any decorated vehicle with mostly adults on board, if you have a car or van with a trailer or lorry, let your imagination run riot.

Clubs, Groups & Other Organisations

Get your local club, group or pub organised to enter. All types and sizes welcomed.

Trade Float

If you run a business, why not enter the Trade Float section to promote your business. We have two classifications:
Free: by entering into the spirit and ethos of the carnival
Fee: in line with our Commercial Vehicle Advertising Charges


No float, no problem. Dress up and come enjoy the fun. It’s judged in the evening, and open to all and without a set theme, let your imagination run wild!


Put on a magnificent display for all in awe with your steam engine.  The Carnival is not the same without steam.

The John Carver Cup for Best Newcomer

Our newest category and in honour of our much loved and much missed John. Open to any float or fancy dress entry by any group or individual who has only taken part in the Carnival for the last 4 or fewer years.