27th – 28th July 2019

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Upcoming Events

Watchet Wheelbarrow Race

May 26th 2019 | The Esplanade

Watchet's wackiest, funniest, amazing creatively entertaining, crowd pleasing, spectacular 'Circuit de Watchet'  wheelbarrow race.  Race starts at 2.00 p.m on the Esplanade with grid action from noon. Minute by minute wheelie action. …

2019 Carnival Queen Competition

June 29th 2019 | Watchet Football Club

Our "Carnival Royalty" is an integral part of our Carnival tradition and a wonderful opportunity to be involved in and promote your community and represent your town. Its free to …

Drag Queen Competition

July 6th 2019 | The West Somerset Hotel

A fun evening of glitz and glam to determine who will win the title of Watchet Carnival Drag Queen 2019 and take their place in the carnival procession on Saturday, …

Don’t just Watchet, be it!

Get your Watchet Carnival Parade 2019 Entry Form and start planning now!


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Still needing an idea for your parade entry? Struggling for an idea? We want to encourage as many people to get involved, create an entry, dress up, experience and share a weekend of fun, smiles and wonderful community vibe. 2019 sees some important anniversaries. One small step - fill out an entry form and be a part of your community celebration!

July will be the 50th Anniversary of man landing on the moon on July 20th, 1969 "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." The summer of ‘69 turns 50.
6 June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of The D-Day Landings. On November 9, 2019, 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.

Entries - OPEN. We want your creativeness - You Make It.
This year's Best Decorated Building/Shop Window Theme is “Book Titles & Characters". You perhaps may want to create an entry from a favourite children's classic with a favourite character. It just a thought. All entries most welcome.🤩😃
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One day to go to Watchet Annual Wheelbarrow Race.
Teams wishing to enter in this very popular wacky Watchet Carnival fundraiser are advised to be at The West Somerset Hotel Docherty tomorrow (Saturday, 13th April) at 7.00 p.m. Entries will only be accepted by Race Control tomorrow at this location on a "first come, first served" basis (hand in the completed entry form + fee for race slot) 🏁

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.🙂 Good Luck.Race Control press release:-
It's what you've been waiting for? Teams wishing to enter in this year's race are advised to READ CAREFULLY the Race Entry Form.

🤩Team Categories:- Men's, Ladies, Mixed, Fancy Dress.
ENTRY FORM available on Watchet Carnival website.

Entries will only be accepted by Race Control on Qualifying Day, Saturday 13th April 2019 at The West Somerset Hotel. Time: 19.00.

Entries limited to 28 places, based on a "first come, first served" basis (hand in completed entry form + fee for race slot)🚦🏁

Race Control out.🙂
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