The Red Arrows
The Red Arrows
Wednesday 16th August 2017

The display starts at (TBC).

Please don't forget to give a donation towards this great event, where you see one of our Carnival collection buckets!

Find us on Facebook and Twitter
Find us on Facebook and Twitter
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You can also follow us on Twitter at @CromerCarnival.

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Fancy Dress Dance
Fancy Dress Dance
Tickets £10.00 each.

Must be 18 years of age or over - ID will be requested.

Fancy dress only.

Tickets available from The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer, from 9:00 on Saturday 29th July 2017!

Grand Fireworks Display
Grand Fireworks Display
Thursday 17th August 2017
at 21:15 (approximately).

Our Grand Fireworks Display and of course all the fun of the fair up at the Carnival Field.

No entrance charge for fireworks, but please make sure you find one of the donation buckets in the course of the evening!

Make sure you arrive in good time - there's always a last minute rush on car parking, which is very tricky on the evening.

New Year's Day Fireworks 2018
New Year's Day Fireworks 2018
Cromer Carnival is run by the Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation and CVEO willl be working with Cromer Town Council to provide yet another great fireworks display on the 1st January 2017. So put 5.00pm on New Years Day into your diary. If you're a local person who can help with a bucket collection on that day, please contact the Town Council on 01263 512254 with your offer of help.
The Wildcats - Aerobatic Display Team
The Wildcats - Aerobatic Display Team
Tuesday 15th August 20167
at 12:30

This amazing air entertainment is provided by Wildcat Aerobatics who are East Anglia's premier formation, aerobatic display team.

www.wildcataerobatics.com

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Darts Competition - Open Darts Tournament

7 Jul, 2017, 7:30pm

  • Come along and enter our Carnival Open Darts Competition at The White Horse, West Street!
  • Booking in from 7.00pm.

For further information, please visit the Any Questions page of the website.

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Pre-Carnival Helpers Evening

19 Jul, 2017, 7:30pm


Fancy helping out at Cromer Carnival?

Always wanted to have a go or see what happens behind the scenes?

Fancy joining the team?

If the answer is 'Yes', please come along to this event at The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer.

Cromer Carnival is always looking for new volunteers, old or young so if you have an hour or two to spare and want to join in, then you are very welcome to come along and find out more.

*** This year, we are looking for any new bucket collectors (individuals or teams), who could help us during the Carnival Parade on Wednesday 16th August 2017. ***

If you are unable to attend this meeting, but would still like to help, please visit the Entry Forms page of our website, download a helpers form and send us your details.

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Darts Competition - Paul Hurn Memorial Shield - Mixed Pairs

28 Jul, 2017, 7:30pm

  • Come along and enter our Carnival Mixed Pairs Darts Competition at The White Horse, West Street!
  • Booking in from 7.00pm.

For further information, please visit the Any Questions page of the website.

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Fancy Dress Dance Tickets Go on Sale

29 Jul, 2017 - 18 Aug, 2017, 9:00am


Tickets will go on sale for the Cromer Carnival Fancy Dress Dance, which is due to be held on Friday 18th August 2017 from 20:00 to 01:00.

Cromer Carnival welcomes Firewire!

Fancy dress judging will start at 22:30.

  • Tickets £10.00 each
  • Must be 18 years of age or over - ID will be requested on entering the Carnival field and marquee.
  • Fancy dress only
  • Tickets available from The Cottage Freehouse, Louden Road on Saturday 29th July 2017 at 09:00 on a first come, first served basis. None will be reserved.
  • There will be no tickets available at the door so you are advised to purchase tickets in advance.
  • Any person banned under the Pub Watch scheme will not be admitted to this event
  • There is a strictly No Smoking policy for the Carnival Marquee and toilets.
  • LAST ENTRY to the Fancy Dress Dance is at 23:45
  • Tickets are limited to SIX per person

Children's Week One

31 Jul, 2017 - 4 Aug, 2017, 11:00am


Join in the fun at Children's Week One with Ben and friends.

For age groups:

  • 5 years and under
  • 6 years to 9 years
  • 10 years to 13 years

Please Note:

  • ALL children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for children left unattended at any of these events.
  • Cancellation of events due to bad weather cannot be helped.
  • If possible, cancelled events will be fitted in at an alternative time.


COME and MEET CC THE BEAR!
Come to any of the children's activities to win a chance to spend the evening with him. Please return next day by 2.30pm and share your photograph's of what you got up to, on the CC The Bear Facebook page.


  • Monday 31st July

11:00
Chalk on the Prom - Pier Forecourt
Your chance to be a graffiti artist without getting into trouble!

14:30
Design a Cromer Carnival Badge - Pier Forecourt
Let your imagination go wild!

  • Tuesday 1st August

11:00
Decorate our Carnival Float - Pier Forecourt
Come and help us make our float the best in 2017!! All materials provided.

14:30
Crab Catching - The Pier
Hand lines and nets, see how many you can catch! Some bait provided.

  • Wednesday 2nd August

11:00
Paint a Stone - Pier Forecourt
Paints provided. Find your canvas, grab the paint and see where you end up.

14:30
Tide Fight - East Beach
Build the biggest structure from sand to repel the tide, last one standing wins! No rocks allowed.

  • Thursday 3rd August

11:00
Beach Sports - East Beach
It's wet and it's fun!

14:30
Messiest Meal - East Beach
Baked beans, jelly, custard and more. Things are about to get messy!

  • Friday 4th August

11:00
Paper Boat, Raft and Plane Racing - North Lodge Park
Design them, make them, race them!

14:00 to 16:00
Street Dance Competition - Pier Forecourt

For age groups 7 to 9, 10 to 12 and 13+
Full details and application forms available from the Entry Forms page of our website or Marlene's School of Dance, Exchange House, Louden Road, Cromer, NR27 9EF.

16:00
Family Disco - Pier Forecourt
Silly games and daft dancing, to round off Children's Week One.

Spot What's Odd - Window Competition

1 Aug, 2017 - 14 Aug, 2017


Entry forms available from Sticky Earth Cafe, Church Street, Gifts of Bond Street, Bond Street and The Old Rock Shop Bistro, Hamilton Road.

Completed entry forms should be returned to any of these places by close of business on Monday 14th August 2017.

Prize winners will be announced and prizes presented on Carnival morning, Wednesday 16th August 2017 at the Henry Blogg Gardens, outside Cromer Museum on Church Street, at 10:40.

Carnival Quiz

1 Aug, 2017 - 30 Sep, 2017


The Cromer Carnival Quiz will be on sale this year with cash prizes available to win.
  • 1st prize - £30.00
  • 2nd prize - £15.00
  • 3rd prize - £5.00

Available for sale from 1st August 2017.

Carnival Quiz sheets are available for sale at:

  • Cromer Social Club, The Croft
  • Cromer Tourist Information Centre, Louden Road
  • Indoor Shopping Centre, Garden Street
  • Kutting Edge Hairdressers, Brook Street
  • Morrisons Garage, Prince of Wales Road
  • Overstrand Road Pharmacy
  • The Cottage Freehouse, Louden Road
  • The White Horse (Cromer), West Street
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Darts Competition - Doubles and Singles Finals

4 Aug, 2017, 7:30pm

  • Come and enter our Carnival Darts competition at Cromer Social Club, The Croft!

For further information, please visit the Any Questions page of the website.

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Skate Park Competitions

5 Aug, 2017, 12:00pm


Organised by Cromer Skate Park on behalf of Cromer Carnival.
  • Three categories - Scooter, Skateboard and BMX
  • Prizes awarded after each event for the winner
  • In between times - free session for all to use the park
  • Judging will be based upon, complexity of trick / stunt, execution of trick / stunt, use of the park, style, but above all effort and enjoyment

12:00 - Registration for skateboard competition
12:30 - Skateboard competition
13:00 - Registration for BMX competition
13:30 - BMX competition
14:00 - Registration for scooter competition
14:30 - Scooter competition

For further information, please contact Emma Spagnola on 07920 149446.

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Cromer Soapbox Derby

6 Aug, 2017, 11:30am


We are excited to announce details of the 2017 Cromer Soapbox Derby!
  • Scrutineering from 11.30am
  • Racing from 1.00pm
  • Course A149 (Runton Road) - Beach Road to Morrison's Petrol Station

Classes:

  • Junior - 10 to 15 years
  • Junior - 16 to 18 years
  • Adults - 18 years and over

Prizes:

  • Concourse de Elegance for each class
  • Fastest driver for each class

*** Full details, including Race Rules and Application Form, can be downloaded from the Entry Forms page of our website or collected from The Cottage Freehouse, Louden Road, Cromer. ***

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE RETURNED BY SATURDAY 29th JULY 2017.

NO CRASH HELMET, NO RACE! All carts must pass scrutineering, before being given a race number.

Children's Week Two

7 Aug, 2017 - 11 Aug, 2017, 11:00am


Join in the fun at Children's Week Two with Libby and the "Orange Crew".

For age groups:

  • 5 years and under
  • 6 years to 9 years
  • 10 years to 13 years

Please Note:

  • ALL children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for children left unattended at any of these events.
  • Cancellation of events due to bad weather cannot be helped.
  • If possible, cancelled events will be fitted in at an alternative time.


COME and MEET CC THE BEAR!
Come to any of the children's activities to win a chance to spend the evening with him. Please return next day by 14:30 and share your photograph's of what you got up to, on the CC The Bear Facebook page.


  • Monday 7th August

11:00
Chalk on the Prom - Pier Forecourt
Your chance to be a graffiti artist without getting into trouble!

14:30
Sandcastle Competition - East Beach
Design and build a sandcastle fit for a King or Queen!

  • Tuesday 8th August

11:00
Paint a Crab Shell - Pier Forecourt
Paint your own Cromer Crab, shells and paints provided.

14:30
Scavenger Hunt - Pier Forecourt
Come and see what you can find!

  • Wednesday 9th August

11:00
Flowerpot Men - Pier Forecourt
Get crafty with flowerpots! Materials provided.

14:30
Hunt the Kiddywitches - West Beach
Bring a bucket and search the rock pools for small crabs. Unlimited sea water available!

  • Thursday 10th August

11:00
Record Breakers - Pier Forecourt
Sugar cube stacking, doughnut eating and many more. Take the challenge!

14:30
Make a Carnival Mask - Pier Forecourt
Materials provided.

  • Friday 11th August

11:00
Make Party Horns and Hats - Pier Forecourt
Materials provided.

12:30
Picnic on the Pier - The Pier
Bring your own picnic and party away!

13:30
Punch and Judy - The Pier

14:30
North Norfolk Duck Race 2017 - The Pier
The one and only famous duck race! Throw your duck from the pier and see how far it will go. Ducks will be available for sale on the Pier Forecourt, throughout the day's events.

15:00
Family Disco with Captain Fantastic - Pier Forecourt
Captain Fantastic, back by popular demand, with magic, mayhem and fun, fun, fun!

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Fashion Show

11 Aug, 2017, 7:30pm

  • Tickets £5.00
  • Children free
  • Complimentary glass of wine

Tickets will be available from various businesses around the town and also in the M&Co shop.

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Please Note .....

12 Aug, 2017 - 18 Aug, 2017


- PLEASE NOTE:

Spectators watching or anybody taking part in any event during Carnival week, do so at their own risk.

- ALCOHOL ON SITE:

Cromer Carnival is a member of the Pub Watch Scheme and therefore, any person banned under the Pub Watch Scheme will not be served at the Carnival Marquee bar.

During Carnival week, members of the public are asked not to bring alcohol onto the Carnival Field or into the Carnival Marquee.

The Security Guards have permission to question any person entering the Carnival Field or the Carnival Marquee and have instructions to confiscate any alcohol found, unless the alcohol has been purchased from the Carnival Bar.

- SMOKING:

There is strictly NO SMOKING in any of the Carnival marquee's or toilets. This includes regular cigarettes, E-cigarettes and vaping machines (of any kind).

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Carnival Saturday - On the Field

12 Aug, 2017, 7:00am


- CARNIVAL FIELD

07:00
Carnival Car Boot Sale

  • 07:00 - Open to cars
  • 09:00 - Open to public
  • All day at Runton Road
  • Secondhand goods only
  • Single pitches from £7.00
  • Double Pitches from £14.00
  • No trade stalls
  • Free admission from 9:00
  • Admission charge of £2.00 from 7:30 to 9:00
  • Refreshments and funfair

10:30 to 12:00
Dog Agility

  • Showing off their dog training skills.

12:00
Cromer Carnival Bake Off

  • All cakes are to be made at home and brought to the carnival field for judging at 12:00, for judging at 12:30.
  • All cakes will be judged on taste / texture and appearance.
  • There will be awards for the Best Taste and Best Appearance, in each category.

Groups:

  • Juniors aged 6 to 16
  • Seniors aged 16 to 21
  • Adults
  • Businesses / professional (this includes those who bake to order at home)

Categories:

  • Cup cakes (6 cakes to be made and presented)
  • Sponge cake (9" cake to be made and presented)
  • Tray bake (cake to be made and presented)
  • Specialist (i.e. gluten free, allergen free - please specify this on entry)
  • Scones (3 scones - categories for business and home)

12:30
Fitness League Display
Annamarie’s ladies and gentlemen, aged between 40 and 93 years old, showing what they can do!

13:30 to 15:30
Novelty Dog Show with Holt Dog Training Club

  • No pre-registration required
  • Entrance fee £1.00
  • Rosettes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and the Judge's decision is final
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times
  • Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs and must provide their own scoopers.
  • Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme
  • Between 11:30 and 13:00, members of Holt Dog Training Club will be available to provide information on the Good Citizen Dog Scheme, which promotes responsible pet dog ownership.

Classes:
1. Puppies (6 to 12 months)
2. Prettiest Bitch
3. Most Handsome Dog
4. Waggiest Tail
5. Happy Families (2+ dogs)
6. Most Dissimilar Pair
7. Best Six Legs (dog and owner)
8. Best Rescue
9. Best Veteran (over 7 years)
10. Dog the Judge would most like to take home


- CARNIVAL MARQUEE:

09:00 to 15:00
Craft Fair

  • From earrings and hand-made cards to works of art, you are sure to find something that you like!

11:00 to 18:00
Cromer Carnival Mini Beer and Cider Festival

  • Ten real ales for you to taste, including Carnival Ale and cider.

14:00
Tom, Dick and Harry

  • Talented, local singers to entertain you!
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Mini Beer and Cider Festival

12 Aug, 2017 - 18 Aug, 2017, 11:00am


Come along to the Carnival Marquee to sample our real ales and cider, including Carnival Ale!

(Available while stocks last).

Confirmed so far are:

Ale

  • (TBC)

Cider

  • (TBC)

Carnival Saturday - Around the Town

12 Aug, 2017, 12:00pm


11:00 to 16:00
Open Mic Event - North Lodge Park

Part picnic, part Carnival, part DIY music. All afternoon fun!

Rock the Lobster will be there, giving performers a chance to perform with 15 minute sessions, across the afternoon.

14:45
Car Treasure Hunt - Starting at Amazona Zoo

Starting at Amazona Zoo, follow clues and directions to the finish at the Carnival Field, Runton Road, Cromer.

  • Assemble in the car park of Amazon Zoo at 14:45
  • Toilets available
  • First cars away at 15:30
  • Maximum entry 45 cars
  • Route should take approximately 3 hours to complete
  • Entry fee minimum donation is £3.00 per car
  • Trophy and cash prizes to be won for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places
  • Entries will be marked in the Hospitality Tent, Carnival Field, Runton Road


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • Live event TBC - The Albion
  • Live music - Memphis Index (a great dancing band) - Cromer Social Club
  • Live music - Odd Man Out - The Wellington
  • 21:00 Live music - Anix (Rock and Blues) - The White Horse Inn
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The Great British Cromer Carnival Bake Off

12 Aug, 2017, 12:00pm


For the second time in 2017, we are hosting our very own Great British Cromer Carnival Bake Off!
  • All cakes are to be made at home and brought to the carnival field at 12:00, for judging at 12:30.
  • All cakes will be judged on taste / texture and appearance.
  • There will be awards for the Best Taste and Best Appearance, in each category.

Groups:

  • Juniors aged 6 to 16
  • Seniors aged 16 to 21
  • Adults
  • Businesses / professional (this includes those who bake to order at home)

Categories:

  • Cup cakes (6 cakes to be made and presented)
  • Sponge cake (9" cake to be made and presented)
  • Tray bake (cake to be made and presented)
  • Specialist (i.e. gluten free, allergen free - please specify this on entry)
  • Scones (3 scones - categories for business and home)

Happy baking everybody!!

Carnival Saturday - Evening Events

12 Aug, 2017, 7:00pm


19:00 to 22:00
Family Night - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

Come and enjoy an evening of fun games, and disco for all the family, with Captain Fantastic! Fun for everyone!

  • Adults £2.50
  • Children £1.00
  • Children 14 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult

Carnival Monday - Around the Town

14 Aug, 2017, 10:30am


10:30
Marlene's School of Dance - Pier Forecourt
  • Dance, shimmy and shake yourself fit, with our Fitsteps and Zumba class!
  • Footsteps instructor - Marlene Duniam, with Ballroom and Latin workouts
  • Zumba instructor - Natalie Day, with the hottest Latin moves
  • Open to all ages and abilities

15:00
Best Dressed Waiters and Waitresses Competition followed by the Waiters and Waitresses Race - Pier Forecourt

  • Race from the Pier Forecourt to the old Bath House Hotel and back, carrying a full tray of drinks!
  • Contestants must be fully dressed in uniform
  • Over 18's only
  • There might be a race for spectators, if all the drinks aren't spilt!


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • Live music - Cromer’s Own - The Albion
  • Karaoke Night - The Wellington
  • Curry and Open Mic Night with Jon and Chris - The White Horse Inn

Carnival Monday - Evening Events

14 Aug, 2017, 7:15pm


19:15
Carnival Quiz Evening - Parish Hall, Church Street
  • £12.00 per table of four people
  • To be ready by 19:15 for 19:30 start
  • To book a table, as numbers are limited, please telephone 01263 514515
  • PLEASE NOTE: This event does sell out, so please book early!

19:30
Line Dancing - Pier Forecourt (TBC)

  • Have a night of fun with the Cromer Renegades!
  • Organised by Cromer Social Club
  • Come along and watch or you can join in.

19:30
Race Night - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

  • Come and join us and have a night of fun with a bet on the horses!
  • Free entry to the marquee
  • Bar open all evening
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Carnival Tuesday - Family Fun Day - On the Field

15 Aug, 2017, 9:45am


An abundance of events taking place during the day, in and around the Carnival arenas.
  • Gates open at 09:45
  • Adults £5.00
  • Children under 16 and accompanied by an adult FREE


- AROUND THE CARNIVAL ARENA

999 Show - Come along and meet the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Lifeboat and Coastguards (subject to service commitments)

Action Wheels - Bike assault course

Arnie's Attic - Meet and greet

Crazy Bananas - Children's entertainment, including balloon modelling

Games Sessions - 10:30 to 11:30, 12:30 to 13:30 and 14:30 to 15:30
Parachute, head catch, hot potatoes, rounders, and football based games. (Games dependant on numbers and ages).

Scouts Climbing Wall

Smoothy making, using an exercise bike

Storytelling

... and much more to see and do!!


- CARNIVAL MAIN ARENA

10:00
Woodforde's Horse and Dray

  • Meet Derek Spanton and his team, including Shire Horse 'Acle Ryan' (Herbie)

10:30
Inspire Mountain Bike Trials Display

11:15
The East Anglian Working Newfoundland Dogs

  • Be amazed by these 'gentle giants' as they perform for us.

11:45
Galloping Acrobats

12:30
The Wildcats Aerobatic Display Team

  • Wildcat Aerobatics are East Anglia's premier formation aerobatic display team.

13:30
Inspire Mountain Bike Trials Display

14:15
Bubble Workshop

15:00
Galloping Acrobats

  • With spectacular stunts to end the day's arena events!


- CARNIVAL DANCE ARENA

A variety of dance groups from the local area.

10:00
Dance Zenergy

10:30
Ramona Dance Group

11:15
True Motion Dance

11:45
O'Connor and Hennigan Irish Dance Academy

13:00 Dance 4 Fun

13:30
Dance Zenergy

14:00
Dance Attitude

14:45
O'Connor and Hennigan Irish Dance Academy


- CARNIVAL MARQUEE

Craft activities - Drawing, painting, gluing, sticking and making, including participation from the Sticky Earth Café in Cromer.

Mr Jugglefun - Circus workshop

Razz the Clown and Auntie Pearl - Magic, prizes, balloons and lots more

Carnival Tuesday - Around the Town

15 Aug, 2017, 10:00am


10:00
Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp
  • The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp will be playing at various venues around the town, in the morning.

11:00
The Carnival Queen and Attendants will be visiting Benjamin Court and Halsey House, followed by a visit to Cromer Hospital.

11:00
Marlene's School of Dancing

  • 11:00 - Outside Lloyds Bank
  • 11:20 - Church Courtyard
  • 11:40 - North Lodge Park
  • 12:00 - Pier Forecourt
  • 12:20 - Runton Road Sunken Gardens


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • Travis Jackson Sings Country and Western - The Albion
  • Carnival Darts Team Finals - Cromer Social Club
  • 15:00 to 18:00 Live music - King Sized Papas (Swing band) - The Kings Head
  • 21:00 to late - Live music - ABBA Tribute - The Kings Head
  • Live music - Rachael Raynor - The White Horse
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The Wildcats - Aerobatic Display Team

15 Aug, 2017, 12:30pm


This amazing air entertainment is provided by Wildcat Aerobatics who are East Anglia's premier formation, aerobatic display team.

A local display team from Old Buckenham, who will thrill you with their skill and daring!

Visit their website at: www.wildcataerobatics.com and follow them on Facebook at Wildcat Aerobatics.

Carnival Tuesday - Evening Events

15 Aug, 2017, 7:30pm


19:30
Bingo - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road
  • Cash prizes
  • Raffle

Whether you are a regular player or just at Carnival times, why not come along for a great night of fun! Don't forget your dabber to mark off those numbers!

20:00
Carnival Band Concert - The Norwich City Concert Band - Cromer Parish Church

  • Adults £7.50
  • Children £3.00
  • No concessions
  • Tickets for sale on the door

By kind permission of the Vicar and Churchwardens, Cromer Carnival presents an evening of pleasure with the annual band concert in the Parish Church.

Norwich City Concert Band are delighted to be performing once again as the Carnival Band. This year sees the concert Band in its 20th year; they go from strength to strength under the direction of their director of music, Brian Dermott. The programme on the night will suit all tastes.

20:45
Darts Competition - Team Finals - Cromer Social Club, The Croft

  • The top three teams of each league go through to the finals.
  • For further information or to book a team in to the competition, please visit the Any Questions page of the website.
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Darts Competition - Team Finals

15 Aug, 2017, 8:45pm

  • The top three teams of each league go through to the finals at Cromer Social Club, The Croft.

For further information, please visit the Any Questions page of the website.

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The Red Arrows

16 Aug, 2017


Wednesday 16th August 2017

The display starts at (TBC).

Please don't forget to give a donation towards this great event, where you see one of our Carnival collection buckets!

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Carnival Yoga with Wyn

16 Aug, 2017, 7:00am


What better way to start Cromer Carnival Day, than with yoga on Cromer Pier!

Instructor Wyn Nurse, from Sports Clubs and Hubs regularly organises Sunrise Yoga on Cromer Pier on Friday mornings and will be hosting the first ever Cromer Carnival yoga class!

  • There is no need to book, but please bring your own mat if you have one.
  • The session is FREE, but donations will be taken for Cromer Carnival.

Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day - Around the Town

16 Aug, 2017, 7:00am


07:00
Carnival Yoga with Wyn - Cromer Pier

What better way to start Cromer Carnival Day, than with yoga on Cromer Pier! Instructor Wyn Nurse, from Sports Clubs and Hubs regularly organises Sunrise yoga on Cromer Pier on Friday mornings and will be hosting the first ever Cromer Carnival yoga class!

  • There is no need to book, but please bring your own mat if you have one.
  • The session is FREE, but donations will be taken for Cromer Carnival (Official).

Royal Party and invited guests breakfast

09:30
The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp - Henry Blogg Gardens, Church Street

09:45
Presentation of Prizes - Henry Blogg Gardens, Church Street - Prize giving ceremony for many of the various competitions, organised in support of Cromer Carnival.

12:00 to 19:00
Screen-on-Sea

Brings archive alive this summer! Come and see for FREE some wonderful archive film of Cromer in the ‘Screen-on-Sea’ tent.

Cambridge Film Trust brings you the fun, fishing and frolics across the decades as part of The British Film Institute’s Britain on Film Coast and Sea project.


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • Live music - Ricki (Sings songs from all decades) - The Albion
  • Live music - The Munchies (Fun party) - Cromer Social Club
  • 15:00 to 18:00 Live music - Rum Dogs - The Kings Head
  • Live music - Sophie G and the Good Times - The Wellington
  • Throughout the afternoon and 20:00 to late, The brilliant Jon Alex and special appearance by Chris - The White Horse Inn
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Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day - On the Field

16 Aug, 2017, 9:30am


Cromer Carnival Committee welcomes you to the celebrations at Runton Road.

A Carnival Day with a great atmosphere for all the family to enjoy. There will be a funfair, stalls, food stands, bar and all sorts of refreshments. Come along and join in the fun!

  • Gates open at 09:30
  • Adults £7.00
  • Senior Citizens £5.00
  • Children (aged 16 and under) £4.00
  • Children under 3 are FREE
  • Family ticket £18.00 (2 adults and 2 children)


- CARNIVAL ARENA

10:15
West Lancs Dog Display Team

  • A welcome return for the team. Formed in 1992, West Lancs Dog Display Team has entertained the crowds at all sorts of events, demonstrating the skill and obedience of their dogs.

(TBC)
The Red Arrows

  • The team are back again by popular demand, performing their magic in the air, with breath taking displays of skill and courage.

11:40
Squib Freestyle Stunt Show

  • Jamie Squibb was British Motocross Freestyle Champion 3 times and has since developed his own portable ramps, enabling him and his stunt partners to bring their amazing display. You will see radical airborne motorcycle aerobatics and ground based stunts, with the biggest and best moves and tricks you are ever likely to see. The team reach dizzy heights as they launch themselves skywards to land over 30 meters away on the lorry based landing ramp.

12:20
Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display

  • Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display team have been giving professional falconry displays for over 30 years and are proud to have performed at the most prestigious shows in the country.

13:00
Miss Cromer 2017 and the Royal Party - Accompanied by the Woodforde's Horse and Dray

13:20
The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp

14:00
West Lancs Dog Display Team

14:40
Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display

15:25
Squib Freestyle Stunt Show

  • Bringing the arena displays to an exciting finale!

16:00
(End of Arena displays)


*** SPECIAL THANKS goes to Chris Gurney and Northrepps Aerodrome, for their assistance and support in allowing us to present the aerobatic displays. Thank you! ***


- CARNIVAL FIELD

09:30 onwards
Static displays open. See the 999 show, Emergency Services in static displays. Come along and meet the local Police, Fire, Ambulance, Lifeboat and Coastguard services, subject to service conditions.

Please note:
Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation Limited and the Ministry of Defence cannot be held responsible for any injuries sustained, whilst watching events or using any static display.

10:00
Arrival of the Red Arrows Commentator Red 10

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Screen-on-Sea Cromer

16 Aug, 2017, 12:00pm


Brings archive alive this summer! Come and see for FREE some wonderful archive film of Cromer in the ‘Screen-on-Sea’ tent (www.britainonfilmscreenings.org.uk/project/screen-sea-norfolk).

Cambridge Film Trust brings you the fun, fishing and frolics across the decades as part of The British Film Institute’s Britain on Film Coast and Sea project.

Pitched outside the Museum in Church Street, you can see film of the Carnival nearly 60 years ago, see beachside rehearsals for the End of Pier Show in the 30s and Cromer wouldn’t be Cromer without its crabs!

Carnival Day Parade

16 Aug, 2017, 5:00pm


17:00 onwards
Carnival Parade Assembles - Carnival Field, Runton Road

17:45
Judging of the Floats and Fancy Dress

  • All floats are to make sure they have read the rules and signed the entry form at the back of the Carnival Programme or download a copy from the 'Entry Forms' page of this website
  • To ensure that the judges see you, competitors must be in position by 17:40
  • In addition, floats will be judged en route during the procession to find the most entertaining float

18:30
Motorbikes and trikes - In position for the start of the parade (in fancy dress)

18:45
Motorbikes and trikes - Start off and travel around the parade route

19:00
Cromer Grand Carnival Parade
Through the Town via Runton Road, Prince of Wales Road, Hamilton Road, Church Street, Mount Street, Louden Road, West Street, Beach Road and returning to the Runton Road car park.

PLEASE NOTE: A percentage of all bucket takings from the collection made at this year's parade will be donated to a local cause, which the committee has decided this year, (TBC). Please help us to support these worthy causes!

The Carnival parade will be led by:

  • The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp

Some of the bands taking part in the Carnival parade are:

  • The Croydon Steel Orchestra
  • The Smokehouse Blues Marching Jazz Band

Playing at various places around the Carnival parade route will be:

  • (TBC)

Please note that on Carnival Day, cars parked on the Runton Road Car Park after 18:30 will not be able to leave the car park until after the Carnival Parade has finished, at approximately 22:00. All cars leaving the field will be directed right towards Sheringham.

Cromer town road closures will be implemented at 18:30 until 21.30. There will be no traffic movement until the Carnival parade has finished.


Rules and conditions of entry for floats taking part in the procession:

1. All floats and entries taking part in the Carnival Parade should enter via the gateway to the Carnival Field (not the NNDC car park entrance).

2. Distribution of favours and advertising material. No advertising material, edibles, gifts, samples or other object may be thrown or otherwise distributed from any vehicle or elevated float. At the sole discretion of the Parade Organiser favours and advertising material may be distributed on foot, providing no risk is thereby incurred to spectators, particularly children, in relation to moving vehicles, machinery or animals.

3. Entrants are reminded that liquid should not be squirted over either floats or the public.

4. All float organisers are reminded that they should hold Public Liability Insurance for their float display. All floats are required to make sure that their entry is not too wide to go through the town.

5. The safety of all persons riding on floats is the responsibility of the respective float organiser and driver of the float vehicle. The Carnival Committee and Cromer V.E.O Limited cannot be held liable for any accident to any person taking part in the Carnival Procession, unless that accident is the direct result of action by a member of the Carnival Committee or authorised helper, providing such committee member or helper is on duty at the time the instruction was given.

6. Collecting in the Parade can only be made by official Cromer Carnival Collectors. No other fund raising for any other purpose is permitted.

7. Floats wishing to leave the Carnival Procession en route without returning to the Carnival Field must inform the Parade Organiser before their float leaves the Carnival Field. Permission will only be given where the Police on duty agree that it is feasible without causing danger to the spectators.

8. The driver of any vehicle should hold a driving license in respect of the vehicle used
(i.e. HGV License for HGV licensed vehicle).

9. Commercial organisations are limited to two vehicles each and these must be decorated.

Please Note:
On Carnival Day, cars parked on the Runton Road Car Park after 18:30 will not be able to leave the car park until after the Carnival Parade has finished, at approximately 22:00. All cars leaving the field will be directed right towards Sheringham.

Cromer town road closures will be implemented at 18:30 until 21.30. There will be no traffic movement until the Carnival parade has finished.

Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day - Evening Events

16 Aug, 2017, 5:00pm


Please note that on Carnival Day, cars parked on the Runton Road Car Park after 18:30 will not be able to leave the car park until after the Carnival Parade has finished at approximately 22:00. All cars leaving the field will be directed right towards Sheringham.

Cromer town road closures will be implemented at 18:30 until 21.30. There will be no traffic movement until the Carnival parade has finished.


The Carnival parade will be led by:

  • The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp

Some of the bands taking part in the Carnival parade are:

  • The Croydon Steel Orchestra
  • The Smokehouse Blues Marching Jazz Band

17:00 onwards
Carnival Parade Assembles - Carnival Field, Runton Road

17:45
Judging of the Floats and Fancy Dress

  • All floats are to make sure they have read the rules and signed the entry form at the back of the Carnival Programme or download a copy from the 'Entry Forms' page of this website
  • To ensure that the judges see you, competitors must be in position by 17:40
  • In addition, floats will be judged en route during the procession to find the most entertaining float

18:30
Motorbikes and trikes - In position for the start of the parade (in fancy dress)

18:45
Motorbikes and trikes - Start off and travel around the parade route

19:00
Cromer Grand Carnival Parade

  • Through the Town via Runton Road, Prince of Wales Road, Hamilton Road, Church Street, Mount Street, Louden Road, West Street, Beach Road and returning to the Runton Road car park.

PLEASE NOTE: A percentage of all bucket takings from the collection made at this year's parade will be donated to a local cause, which the committee has decided this year, will be (TBC). Please help us to support these worthy causes!

20:45
Live Music - Drop the Clutch - Carnival Field, Runton Road

  • Drop the Clutch are an amazing, local, four-piece rock covers band from the North Norfolk coast. Formed in 2010, they have been playing together in pubs and clubs entertaining punters with a powerful mix of popular classic rock tunes.

Carnival Thursday - Around the Town

17 Aug, 2017, 2:00pm


14:00
Party on the Lawns - Evington Lawns, Runton Road
  • An afternoon for children!
  • Local organisations can support this event by providing stalls and games
  • All monies taken by the stalls can be kept by the organisation concerned
  • Charity stalls are welcome to come along

Please note - This afternoons events will be transferred to the Carnival Marquee in adverse weather conditions. Notices will be put up with information of any changes on the day.

14:15 onwards
Razz the Clown and Auntie Pearl - Circus skills workshop

14:30
Dave Doughnut's Punch and Judy

15:00
Picnic on the Lawns

  • Ticket holders only - food for each child must be pre-booked
  • Application forms available from North Norfolk Information Centre, Louden Road or The Co-operative, Middlebrook Way
  • Completed application forms must be returned to the Information Centre or The Co-operative by Monday 14th August 2017

16:00
Crab Dressing Competition (Adults only)


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • Club Carnival Cash Bingo - Cromer Social Club
  • 15:00 to 18:00 Ungawakagooga (Ska band) - The Kings Head
  • The Big Welly Quiz - The Wellington

Carnival Thursday - Evening Events

17 Aug, 2017, 5:30pm


17:30
Registration for the Carnival Fun Run - Pier Forecourt, The Promenade

Organised by the North Norfolk Beach Runners, entry is open to all that can run either one or two 1.5 mile laps on a revised circuit. Personal best times from previous years will stand.

  • Register at the Pier Forecourt between 17:30 and 18:30
  • Race starts at the Pier Forecourt at 19:00

Come along and enjoy the fun!

18:00
Carnival Field Opens - Carnival Field, Runton Road

  • There is no charge for admission to enter the Carnival field on this evening. However, our collectors will be about with their buckets, before and after the firework display and it is hoped that you will feel the display has been worth a donation.

18:30
Radio Controlled Helicopter and Aircraft Display - Carnival Arena, Runton Road

  • Static and flying display of remote controlled helicopters and aircraft by Keith Widdett.

19:00
Carnival Fun Run - Pier Forecourt, The Promenade

  • Organised by the North Norfolk Beach Runners, entry is open to all that can run either one or two 1.5 mile laps on a revised circuit.
  • Personal best times from previous years will stand.

19:00
Assembly of Illuminated Procession - The Meadow and Meadow Road

The Parade will be led by the Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp.

On sale before the parade:

  • Lanterns £4.00 each
  • Glow Sticks £1.50 each

The starting point for the Illuminated Parade will be The Meadow, just off the pitch and putt course, by Meadow Road.

19:00
Tug of War Competition - Carnival Arena, Runton Road

  • Teams from Cromer and Sheringham will battle it out!

19:30
Assembly of Illuminated Floats and Umbrellas - Meadow Road

  • Illuminated floats and umbrellas will assemble on Meadow Road
  • Please enter from the Hall Road end

Classes:
- 1 Illuminated floats, up to 2 metres
- 2 Illuminated floats, over 2 metres
- 3 Illuminated umbrellas

19:45
Display by Cromer Fire and Rescue Service

20:15
2620 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment Team Challenge - Carnival Arena, Runton Road

  • Two teams from the RAF Regiment Reserves at RAF Marham battle against each other in a military skills challenge to see who can be crowned the Champions.

20:15
Live Music - Round the Clock - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

  • 'Round the Clock' are a young, local, four-piece band. Their high energy gigs include a wide range of Rock and Blues songs from the 60's and 70's from artists such as The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, as well as some modern songs from bands such as the Stereophonics and Muse. There is always plenty of opportunity for singing and dancing along, to classic songs from many decades.

20:30
Illuminated Procession - to Carnival Arena, Runton Road

  • Led by The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp.
  • The parade winds its way from Meadow Road to Runton Road, via Hamilton Road, Church Street, High Street and Runton Road.

21:15 (approximately)
Grand Fireworks Display - Carnival Field, Runton Road

Please Note; Cromer V. E. O. Limited cannot be held responsible if the firework display does not start exactly at 21:15 or if the display cannot be held, due to weather conditions. These issues are beyond our control. If cancelled, 24 hours notice will be given. Please visit the website at: www.cromercarnival.co.uk or Facebook page at: Cromer Carnival (Official) for any announcements.

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Fun Run

17 Aug, 2017, 5:30pm


Organised by the North Norfolk Beach Runners, entry is open to all that can run
either one or two 1.5 mile laps on a revised circuit. Personal best times from previous years will stand.
  • Register at the Pier Forecourt between 17:30 and 18:30
  • Race starts at the Pier Forecourt at 19:00

Come along and enjoy the fun!

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Illuminated Procession

17 Aug, 2017, 7:00pm


19:00
Assembly of Illuminated Procession - The Meadow and Meadow Road

The Parade will be led by the TS Norfolk Marching Band.

On sale before the parade:

  • Lanterns £4.00 each
  • Glow Sticks £1.50 each

The starting point for the Illuminated Parade will be The Meadow, just off the pitch and putt course, by Meadow Road.

19:30
Assembly of Illuminated Floats and Umbrellas - Meadow Road

  • Illuminated floats and umbrellas will assemble on Meadow Road
  • Please enter from the Hall Road end

Classes:
- 1 illuminated floats, up to 2 metres
- 2 illuminated floats, over 2 metres
- 3 illuminated umbrellas

Carnival Friday - Around the Town

18 Aug, 2017, 10:30am


10:30
Crab Catching - Cromer Pier
  • Hand lines and nets
  • Classes for each
  • No mixed classes

A chance to get some practice in before the World Crab Catching Championships on Sunday 27th August 2017, from 10:30 until 13:30!

14:00
Walking Treasure Hunt

Starting at the Cottage, Louden Road, follow clues and questions along a route around the town, cliffs and paths of Cromer.

  • Entry £2.50 per set of questions
  • Open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes
  • Route should take approximately 2 hours
  • Assemble at 14:00
  • First treasure hunters away at 14:30
  • Refreshments available


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • Albion’s Quiz Night - The Albion
  • Live music - Bloodshake Chorus Fantastic (Night time zombies, optional fancy dress) - Cromer Social Club
  • Live music - Hipology Sounds - The Wellington
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Carnival Friday - Evening Events

18 Aug, 2017 - 19 Aug, 2017, 8:00pm


20:00 to 01:00
Carnival Fancy Dress Dance - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

Cromer Carnival welcomes Firewire!

There is a special cup for the overall winner of the fancy dress competition, on the night, sponsored by John and Jeanie Hedge in memory of Simon Hedge.

Fancy dress judging will start at 22:30.

  • Tickets £10.00 each
  • Must be 18 years of age or over - ID will be requested on entering the Carnival field and marquee.
  • Fancy dress only
  • Tickets available from The Cottage, Louden Road on Saturday 29th July 2017 at 9:00 on a first come, first served basis. None will be reserved.
  • There will be no tickets available at the door so you are advised to purchase tickets in advance.
  • Any person banned under the Pub Watch scheme will not be admitted to this event
  • There is a strictly No Smoking policy for the Carnival Marquee and toilets.
  • LAST ENTRY to the Fancy Dress Dance is at 23:45
  • Tickets are limited to SIX per person

Arty Porthole Art Trail and Grand Charity Porthole Auction

27 Aug, 2017, 10:00am


Follow the Crab and Lobster Festival Arty Porthole Art Trail around Cromer, Sheringham and beyond and view the Cromer Carnival porthole at Merchants Place, Church Street, Cromer!

As well as the Cromer Carnival porthole, there are over 80 other wonderfully decorated portholes to seek out, as you follow the trail.

The Grand Charity Auction for all of the portholes will be held at 14:00 on Sunday 27th August 2017, on the Pier Forecourt, Cromer. Market stalls will be open and the beach huts will be on display from around 10:00, with the World Pier Crabbing Championships also taking place on the pier from 10:30 to 16:00.

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Senior Citizens Christmas Concert

4 Dec, 2017, 7:00pm


Enjoy an evening with Cromer Carnival Committee with sherry, coffee and mince pies.

A Christmas concert for senior citizens in the Parish Hall, Church Street, Cromer.

Featuring local artists, singers, dancers and a visit from Father Christmas.

  • Free admission
  • Free coach from Suffield Park play area at 6.25pm, Links Avenue (Station Road end) and Suffield Park Post Office
  • Free car transport available for those who cannot get to coaches

For further information, please telephone Steve Everitt on 01263 514469

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New Years Day Fireworks Display 2018

1 Jan, 2018, 5:00pm


A truly unique way to start off the New Year!

It is advisable to join us in Cromer and make a whole day of it, as the town does fill up for this event. See you then!

Cromer Carnival - Dates for 2018!

11 Aug, 2018 - 17 Aug, 2018


Looking ahead for next year - Dates for 2018!!

Carnival week is always held in August, in the week which includes the third Wednesday.

So in 2018 it will be held from Saturday 11th August to Friday 17th August, with Carnival Day being held on Wednesday 15th August.

Put a date in your diary NOW!!