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Useful Info – The Fete

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Dates & Times

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

Directions

Detailed directions for those travelling in.

Volunteers

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Carnival Fete Date/Time

Looking forward to seeing you all at Watchet Carnival Fete on Sunday, 28th July 2019.  

Date of Fete:  Sunday, 28th July 2019
Start: 12:00 p.m.
End:  17:00 p.m.

The Carnival Fete is held on Watchet Memorial Ground TA23 0TE with a full programme of entertainment and activities for everyone to  enjoy and a variety of stalls and traders.

It is a fantastic FUN DAY SUNDAY and we are grateful to the many varied stallholders, entertainers, vendors and organisations who attend year after year and ensure Watchet Carnival thrives.

Interested in having a stall/pitch?  We would be delighted to hear from you.

FETE APPLICATION FORMS NOW AVAILABLE

Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions relating to your category and are happy to fully accept these before submitting your application form.  Once your application form has been submitted, you have agreed to adhere to the Terms & Conditions outlined completely (see below):-

T&Cs Fete 

For an application form, please email: (info@watchetcarnival.co.uk) providing clear and accurate information of the type of stall etc. you wish to bring to the Fete and we will send an application form.  Please be aware that due to size of the Fete location (Watchet Memorial Ground) we have to limit the number of applications from food and drink/snack vendors, inflatables and ride organisers.

If you have any further queries regarding booking, please do not hesitate to get in touch or message via our Facebook Page:-

We look forward to seeing you. 

WATCHET CARNIVAL PARADE, FETE & ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS A SENSATIONAL LAST WEEKEND IN JULY.

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

Directions

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

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 (Bridgwater) and follow the signs for Minehead (A39) until you reach the town of Williton and follow the signs for Watchet. 

If travelling from the South leave the M5 at Junction 25 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.  

First Bus Service No. 28, also serves Taunton Railway Station.

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

 

By Sea

Tidal access twice a day. Mooring berths available by enquiry to Watchet Harbour Marina.

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

Watchet Harbour

Volunteers

HELPERS URGENTLY NEEDED!

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