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Together – Let’s keep the Carnival Thriving

Watchet Carnival isn’t just about the Parade and Fete, it’s also about a whole host of fun community events we put on throughout the year. Be it visits from Santa Claus, a coffee morning fundraiser, wheelbarrow race, “afternoon tea”, or the Carnival Queen competition, there is something for everyone. All money raised from these events help us to donate to good causes and keep going and growing.  We very much appreciate your continuing support and kindness. Check out our upcoming events below. 

Upcoming Events

Watchet Wheelbarrow Race

May 26th 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: 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. "Who will secure pole position?"  Don't miss all the action and excitement. It is a 'wheelie' popular carnival fundraising event. Team Categories:-  Men's, Ladies, Mixed, Fancy Dress. Message from Race Control:- Entry Form here: -  2019WB ENTRY FORM 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 a maximum of 28 teams.  Team Qualifying:  Based …

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2019 Carnival Queen Competition

June 29th 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: 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 enter and open to entrants living in Watchet/West Somerset Area.  All applicants must be prepared to participate in Watchet Carnival Parade on Saturday, 27th July 2019 and ride along the route on the Royal Carnival Float. The newly appointed Carnival Queen will also attend various carnival events and fundraisers throughout the year. Watchet Carnival Queen 2019 and her attendants will be chosen on Saturday, 29th June 2019 at Watchet Football Club.  …

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Drag Queen Competition

July 6th 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: 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, 27th July. For an ENTRY FORM click here: DQ Entry Form The winner will be chosen from the entries on competition night. "Who will clinch the title of Watchet Carnival Drag Queen 2019? To qualify for entry, you are required to participate in the Carnival Procession and must be prepared to dress according to the title. By entering this competition, you automatically give permission for any photographs taken during or after the competition …

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