We can’t tell you what they are otherwise they wouldn’t be surprises!
Only two people on the committee know the details of all the floats, making sure that there’s intense rivalry between groups to produce the most innovative and spectacular displays. The parade organisers collected the themes a year ago to ensure that there was no overlap, and now it’s only a day until you can see what everyone’s come up with!
We can tell you there’ll be music, there’ll be dancing, there’ll be walkers and drivers … but beyond that, you’ll have to come and see for yourself. Work out where you’re going to stand on the parade route now!
St Katherine’s church will be hosting a special Early Bird service on the day after Carnival (on Sunday 15 July) at 9am, where they invite everyone to come dressed in their carnival outfits. We hope to see as many of you there as possible!
We’re currently sifting through the parade entry forms, working out the order, making sure that children aren’t walking behind horses, music isn’t too loud in neighbouring floats, the parade will carry on moving at a good pace. There are a good variety of themes! We can’t wait to see you all on the route on the fourteenth!
… have you decided what you’re going to enter?
A little shout out for our friends at St Katharine’s School Knockholt, who will be welcoming the circus for a fundraising event on Sunday 20th May. A fun-packed comedy show for all the family Happy’s Circus provides great entertainment. There will also be a BBQ, Games, Rides and Face Painting. Doors open 12 noon, seats at 1.30pm for a 2pm start. Do go along and support our local school. Tickets cost £8 each or £28 for a family of four (babies go free) and are available from Knockholt and Halstead village shops or direct from the school. For enquiries call 07787 550 204.
We’d love to see you walking, rolling, riding or sliding through the streets of Knockholt as part of our carnival parade. The parade is a huge part of the day, and every carnival is remembered by the amazing ideas and craftwork that’s on display. We are taking bookings for this year’s parade – make sure you reserve your theme by sending back a Booking Form today!
Welcome to 2018 – we know it’s going to be fabulous, because it’s a carnival year!
If your new year’s resolution is to be more involved with the village community, we have ideal opportunities for you. We need people to help us run events, act as road marshals, sell tickets, and even put up posters. Please get in touch with Carole at email@example.com to discuss how you can help!
Printing is only part – we have to number them, then distribute them, and then you have to buy them. Hopefully by the end of this week you’ll be able to get them from:
- The Harrow
- The Three Horseshoes
- Knockholt Village Stores
- Hancock’s in Halstead
As ever you save money by buying in advance!
… we challenge you to try them all!
We have beers coming from:
And for those who don’t like beer, why not try our featured cider:
Wine and soft drinks also available!
We are pleased to announce our running order and show times!
- 12:00 – doors open
- 12:45 – Rock Choir
- 13:45 – Julio Jak
- 14:30 – Jess Corrigan
- 15:40 – Hobo and the Hippies
- 16:55 – Rob Laurance
- 18:10 – Big River
- 19:40 – The Who Are We
- 21:10 – Tumblin Dice