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What a great Carnival Week we had!

Carnival Parade 2017

Carnival 2017

All the results!

Baby Show (sponsored by Duke’s Coffee House and Boots)
Under 1 year winners:  Juliette York aged 3 months from Tavistock
Over 1-year winner: Amelia Walker aged 18 months from Tavistock
Judges: Jane McLaren and Jan Steer of Boots, Tavistock

Fun Day Dog Show (organised by Cheryl Thomas of Kestrel Kennels)
Best in Show: Louis (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) owned by Beryl Kowalski
Reserve: Bowden (Labrador) owned by Miss Bevan
Judge: Michelle Ingham

Pavement Artists Competition (sponsored by Tavistock Times Gazette)
Under 5 years: Winner: Rosie Walker 2nd: Betty-Lou Alaoui
5-8 years: Winner:  Yasmin Harding
 2nd: Sienna Harding
3rd:  Dibeh Alaoui
9 and over: Winner:  Paige Boywer
2nd:  Tilly Young
3rd: Lizzie Krishnan
Adults: Winner:  Helen Bowyer
Judges: Lianne Carr and Alison Stephenson from the Tavistock Times Gazette

Traders’ Skittles Competition (with 8 local businesses at the Tavy Club)
Winners: Cakes, Bakes and Shakes

Carnival Procession
Best in Procession: St. Peter’s and St. Rumon’s Primary Schools
Decorated float: 1st: Lamerton Primary School
Walking Class 1: 1st   The Little Mermaid
Walking Class 2: 1st:  Tavistock Community Primary School
 Walking Class 3: 1st:  St. Peter’s and St. Rumon’s Primary Schools

Our Carnival Princess was Ella, pictured centre with her two attendants, Lila (left) and Imogen (right) and Lions' President, Paul German.

                        2017 Tavistock Carnival Procession  Information Sheet

Why?            It's fun and the people from Tavistock and surrounding areas have fun watching it!! You can make money for your organisation or for a  Charity, just by taking part. How much depends on the number taking part, but last year organisations received £100!

                    When?       On Saturday 15th July 2017

Where?     The procession starts from the bottom of Down Road, Tavistock at 6.30pm. You will be given your place to assemble in Down Road when you arrive. All entries should arrive by 5.30 pm.

Is it difficult to enter? Not at all! Fill in our form and return it by email or post. Decide what kind of entry suits you. Can you get a float? If so, that is the best stage of all. It is not as complicated as people think!

Essentially, you need public liability insurance for the vehicle and you need to make sure no one can fall off. We can give further advice if you contact us.


Route    This year we will follow the same route as last year. This proved to be flatter and shorter making it less tiring for the walking entries. As usual, the procession will assemble in Down Road, going from there into Abbey Place, turning left into Plymouth Road, right into Russell Street, right into West Street and on through Duke Street, turning right into Market Road where it will disperse.

Here is a link to the 2017 Carnival Entry Form

Here is a link to some helpful notes on the Procession

Here is a link to the Health and Safety Advice