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Useful Info – The Fete

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Dates & Times

The latest info on the Fete date, and start time.


Detailed directions for those travelling in.


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Carnival Fete Date/Time

DATE: 28th July 2019
START: 12:00pm
END: 17:00pm

The Fete is a new addition to Watchet Carnival for 2019. Watchet Memorial Ground will host a full programme of entertainment, and activities for everyone to take part in!


Man making a jump on his BMX in front of a crowd


ADDRESS: Watchet War Memorial Ground, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0TE

The town of Watchet lies on the Somerset Coast along the Bristol Channel between Minehead and Bridgwater Bay.

When you visit Watchet to attend the carnival, please take time to look around this ancient port which dates back well over a thousand years. Twice invaded by the Vikings, some say that has given Watchet its feisty spirit!


Watchet Carnival

By Road

Watchet is easy to find located 2 miles off the main A39 Bridgwater to Minehead road. Located 18 Miles from Bridgwater, 20 miles from Taunton and 8 miles from Minehead. (If travelling on the A39 from the Bridgwater direction please be cautious and patient on this road as it has many twists and nasty bends to contend with, which through time perhaps we should put the blame on the Romans as they never seemed to have constructed many straight roads in West Somerset when they conquered England – could this have been because of the discovery of Somerset cider.

If travelling from the north leave the M5 at Junction 23 or 24 and follow the signs for Minehead until you reach the town of Williton and follow the signs for Watchet.If travelling from the south leave the M5 at Junction 25 or 26 and follow the signs for Minehead taking the A358 until you reach Williton and follow the signs for Watchet.

By Train

Take the train to Taunton station. You will need to change to either car or bus to make the final leg to Watchet.

Station address: Station Approach, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1QP

By Bus

For those choosing to use public transport, the First Buses No: 28 Bus runs an excellent service from Minehead and Taunton.

If travelling to the Carnival by bus, please take particular note of your last service bus departure time.

By Boat

Watchet has a 250 berth marina, and each year sees visitors attend the Carnival arriving by boat!

Watchet Harbour



Remember, the success of Watchet Carnival depends on community input. If you’d like to help, and be a part of the Carnival team, then please contact us, and we’ll get back to you.

Thank you to everyone that can make this year as successful as last year!

Two happy volunteers hugging