The Red Arrows
The Red Arrows
Wednesday 15th August 2018

The display starts at 4.00pm.

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

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 28th July 2018!

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The Wildcats - Aerobatic Display Team
The Wildcats - Aerobatic Display Team
Tuesday 14th August 2018
at 12:00

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

www.wildcataerobatics.com

Grand Fireworks Display
Grand Fireworks Display
Thursday 16th August 2018
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 2019
New Year's Day Fireworks 2019
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 2019. 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.

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Lighthouse Art Trail and Grand Charity Lighthouse Auction

4 May, 2018 - 26 Aug, 2018, 10:00am


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

As well as the Cromer Carnival Lighthouse, there are many other wonderfully decorated lighthouses to seek out, as you follow the trail.

The Grand Charity Auction for all of the lighthouses will be held at 14:00 on Sunday 26th August 2018, 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 14:00.

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Fancy Dress Dance Tickets Go on Sale

28 Jul, 2018 - 17 Aug, 2018, 9:00am


Tickets will go on sale for the Cromer Carnival Fancy Dress Dance, which is due to be held on Friday 17th August 2018 from 20:00 to 01:00.

Cromer Carnival welcomes Firewire!

Fancy dress judging will start at 22:30.

  • Tickets £10.00 each
  • Tickets are CASH ONLY
  • 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 28th July 2018 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

Carnival Quiz

1 Aug, 2018 - 30 Sep, 2018


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 now!

Carnival Quiz sheets are available for sale at:

  • Cromer Gift Shop, Garden Street
  • Cromer Pharmacy, Overstrand Road (Doctors Surgery)
  • Cromer Social Club, The Croft
  • Cromer Tourist Information Centre, Louden Road
  • Henry's Coffee and Tea Store, corner of Church Street and Overstrand Road
  • Kutting Edge Hairdressers, Brook Street
  • Morrisons Garage, Prince of Wales Road
  • The Cottage Freehouse, Louden Road
  • The Old Rock Shop Bistro, Hamilton Road
  • The White Horse (Cromer), West Street
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Methodist Modern Art Collection

6 Aug, 2018 - 17 Aug, 2018, 2:00pm


A selection of works from the Methodist Modern Art Collection will be on view at Cromer Methodist Church.

One of Britain’s most important collections of modern religious art is coming to Cromer and will be on display at The Community Matters Cafe, Hall Road and the Methodist Church, West Street from Tuesday 7th August until Friday 17th August NR27 9DT.

A full list of opening times can be found at: www.northnorfolkmethodist.org.uk/artexhibition.htm

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Please Note .....

11 Aug, 2018 - 17 Aug, 2018


- 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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Mini Beer and Cider Festival

11 Aug, 2018 - 17 Aug, 2018, 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)
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Cromer Carnival Floral Art Competition

13 Aug, 2018 - 14 Aug, 2018, 10:30am


New for 2018, is our blooming lovely floral competition full of fun, flair and flowers!
  • Judging at 10:30
  • Entry forms are available to download on the Entry Forms page of the website or can be collected from The Cottage Freehouse, Louden Road, Cromer, NR27 9EF
  • Application forms to be submitted by Sunday 5th August 2018

Classes:

  • 1. “Carnival” (18” x 18” / 46 x 46cm max, no height restriction, accessories allowed)
  • 2. “Time for Tea" - an arrangement in a tea cup (10” x 10” / 26.5 x 26.5cm max, no height restriction, saucer to be included)
  • 3. “Miniature” (4” x 4” / 10 x 10cm max, height 6” / 15cm max, accessories allowed)
  • 4. “Bucket and Spade Holiday” - children’s class for ages 13 years and under (18” x 18” / 46 x 46cm max, no height restriction, to include a children’s bucket and spade, other accessories allowed)

All arrangements including accessories, must be contained within the stated measurements and be in place by 10:00, to be displayed until 16:00 on Tuesday 14th August 2018.

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Carnival Tuesday - Family Fun Day - On the Field

14 Aug, 2018, 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

Drumming Workshop

Games Sessions with the Cromer Sports Centre Team - 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).

Magician - Robert Rathbone

Scratby Donkey Rides

Slacklining

Smoothy making, using an exercise bike

Twist 'n' Shape by the Sea - Balloon twisting and sculpturing

... 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
Above and Beyond

  • The UK’s most experienced and longest established aerial company. They have grace of dance with acrobatic agility and circus, to create a unique, highly skilled, spectacular show.

11:00
The East Anglian Working Newfoundland Dogs

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

11:30
Pedal Power v Parkour

  • The only show of it’s kind in the UK. They show incredible skill, balance and power of
  • a trials rider, with the finesse of a gymnast / Parkour athlete.

12:00
The Wildcats Aerobatic Display Team

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

13:15
Crazybananas

14:00
Above and Beyond

  • Returning to the arena for a second time to amaze you!

14:00
Norwich Samba Band

  • Come and see them playing an infectious mix of Brazilian rhythms and modern beats!

14:30
NGMA Nate Gregory Martial Arts

  • Watch local youngsters training in martial arts.

15:00
Pedal Power v Parkour

  • Spectacular stunts to end the days arena events.


- CARNIVAL DANCE ARENA

A variety of dance groups from the local area.

  • Abbotts Dance Academy
  • Dance 4 Fun
  • Dance Attitude
  • Dance Zenergy
  • Live and Let Dance
  • Marlene's School of Dance


- CARNIVAL MARQUEE

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

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

Stevie Spud - Circus Workshop

Carnival Tuesday - Around the Town

14 Aug, 2018, 10:00am


10:00
Norwich Samba Band
  • Norwich Samba Band will be playing at various venues around the town, in the morning.

10:00
The Carnival Queen and Attendants will be visiting Benjamin Court and Halsey House, followed by a visit to Cromer Hospital.


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • Carnival Darts Team Finals - Cromer Social Club
  • Soulvation - The Kings Head
  • Karaoke (20:00 to close) - The Wellington
  • Live music - Rachael Raynor (20:00 to late) - The White Horse
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The Wildcats - Aerobatic Display Team

14 Aug, 2018, 12:00pm


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

14 Aug, 2018, 7:00pm


19:00 to 22:00
Vape Night - Carnival Hospitality Tent, Runton Road
  • Tickets £3.00
  • Strictly over 18’s only
  • Tickets available from The Cottage Freehouse, Cromer and City of Fog and The Vapeologists, North Walsham
  • Come and try products from City of Fog and The Vapeologists
  • Raffle on the night

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 Taverham Band - Cromer Parish Church

  • Adults £7.50
  • Children £3.00
  • No concessions
  • Tickets only 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.

The Taverham Band were formed in November 1974 by a small group of villagers who were keen to start a brass band. The Band currently consists of over 40 members, with an additional 20+ in the training band learning to play brass. The Band specialises in concert work and has a policy of providing the best entertainment for the general public. Musical Director Ian Colman MBE.

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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Vape Night

14 Aug, 2018, 7:00pm

  • Tickets £3.00
  • Strictly over 18’s only
  • Tickets available from The Cottage Freehouse, Cromer, City of Fog, North Walsham, The Vapeologists Aylsham, The Vapeologists Sheringham and The Vapeologists North Walsham.
  • Come and try products from City of Fog and The Vapeologists
  • Raffle on the night.
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Carnival Band Concert - The Taverham Band

14 Aug, 2018, 8:00pm


By kind permission of the Vicar and Churchwardens, Cromer Carnival presents an evening of pleasure with the annual band concert in Cromer Parish Church.
  • Adults £7.50
  • Children £3.00
  • No concessions
  • Tickets only for sale on the door

The Taverham Band were formed in November 1974 by a small group of villagers who were keen to start a brass band. The Band currently consists of over 40 members, with an additional 20+ in the training band learning to play brass. The Band specialises in concert work and has a policy of providing the best entertainment for the general public. Musical Director Ian Colman MBE.

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Carnival Week - Park and Ride - Car Parking - Travelling by Train

15 Aug, 2018 - 16 Aug, 2018


On Wednesday 15th August 2018 (Carnival Day) there will be no parking facilities within the carnival site, even for car pass holders.

- PARK AND RIDE (NR27 9EN)

By kind permission of Mr Benjamin Cabbell Manners.

  • The park and ride is a free car park facility with a charged bus ride from Westgate, Holt Road, Cromer, (A148), NR27 9EN, with coaches running all day from 09:30, including during the procession.
  • During the day, the drop off point will be the Carnival Field, Runton Road and the collection point will be at the Beach Road bus stop.
  • From 18:15 and during the procession, the coaches will drop off and pick up on the Holt Road, outside Morrisons.
  • The last bus leaves at 22:30.
  • The cost is £5.00 per car for the coach journey, in to Cromer and return to Westgate.
  • The coaches are provided free of charge by Sanders Coaches, Holt as their sponsorship of Cromer Carnival.


- COUNCIL OPERATED CAR PARKS

  • North Norfolk District Council car parks at The Meadow, Cadogan Road and Runton Road will be open.
  • Car park charges at The Meadow and Cadogan Road will be as normal and can be viewed here.
  • Runton Road car park will be manned by Council staff who will be collecting a daily parking fee and allocating spaces for parking.
  • Your co-operation with the car park attendants will be appreciated.

Please note that if you have not left the car park before 18:30, you will be unable to leave before the procession has completed the town circuit. When you leave the car park you may be directed away from the town centre by the police, until the town centre is clear.

If you wish to leave early, you are advised to use the Park and Ride car parking facility.

- JONAS' FIELD (OPPOSITE WYNDHAM PARK CARAVAN SITE) (NR27 9NH)

  • A relief car park, located close to the Carnival Field at NR27 9NH, will be open on Sunday 12th, Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th August and the evening of Thursday 16th August 2018.

- AMAZONA ZOO, HALL ROAD (NR27 9JG)

  • Additional parking will be available at Amazona Zoo after 17:00 on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th August 2018.

- CROMER FOOTBALL CLUB (Cabbell Park), MILL ROAD, (NR27 0BQ) *** TO BE CONFIRMED ***

  • Operated by North Norfolk District Council
  • Open for parking all day
  • Gates locked at 10.00pm
  • £7.00 for all day parking


- TRAVELLING BY TRAIN

If you are travelling in from the Norwich or Sheringham areas, why not leave the car at home and travel by train to this year's Cromer Carnival?

Abellio Greater Anglia operates regular train services on the Bittern Line, between Norwich and Sheringham, with all trains calling at Cromer.

Download the full timetable here.

  • A range of cheap day return tickets are available
  • If joining at an unstaffed station, you can purchase your ticket from the conductor on the train.

For more details about train times and fares, please telephone National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 or Abellio Greater Anglia on 0345 600 7245, e-mail: contactcentre@abelliogreateranglia.co.uk.

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Carnival Yoga with Wyn

15 Aug, 2018, 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

15 Aug, 2018, 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

10:15
Croydon Steel Orchestra - Henry Blogg Gardens, (outside Cromer Museum), Church Street

10:30
Presentation of Prizes - Henry Blogg Gardens, (outside Cromer Museum), Church Street

  • Prize giving ceremony for many of the various competitions, organised in support of Cromer Carnival.


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • Ricki Reeves - The Albion
  • Live music - Party Time - Munch the 80’s - Cromer Social Club
  • Rum Dogs - The Kings Head
  • Disco all day and night - Bring your glow sticks! - The Wellington
  • The brilliant Jon Alex and Chris - The White Horse Inn
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Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day - On the Field

15 Aug, 2018, 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) £5.00
  • Children under 3 are FREE
  • Family ticket £20.00 (2 adults and 2 children)


- CARNIVAL ARENA

10:30
Woodforde's Dray

  • Meet Derek Spanton and his team including Shire Horse ‘Acle Ryan’ (Herbie).

11:00
Stuart Barnes Dogs and Ducks

  • Stuart Barnes has travelled to over 100 countries working with wildlife, and his passion for the canine species has enabled him to gain an incredible understanding of everything about dogs. Stuart and his team use trained and untrained sheep dogs to herd ducks, amusing and educating the audience about common dog behaviour issues and about how these can be resolved. The show demonstrates how untrained and poorly behaved dogs still have a programmed natural instinct, giving the audience a new understanding of the Way of the Dog.

11:45
Spencer Ratcliff and the Company of Horsemen

  • We welcome Spencer Ratcliff with his stunt riding show. Magnificent horses and riders, combined together to bring a daring spectacular of excitement, colour and movement. This will be a fast show with tricks and stunts!

12:30
Arrival of Miss Cromer 2018 and the Royal Party - Accompanied by the Woodforde's Horse and Dray

13:00
Bolddog Lings FMX Team

  • Honda’s official and the UK’s number one motorcycle display team. Sports action, including freestyle motocross and motorcycle back flips. The team is managed by one of Europe's top freestyle motocross riders, Dan Whitby, the first person to flip a four stroke motorcycle in Europe!
  • With the largest most sophisticated FMX landing ramp ever seen anywhere in the world (described as the best ramp in the world by many UK and US riders). The Ramp enables riders to jump gaps over 75ft and perform tricks which involve the rider leaving the seat in mid-air. The show features a wide selection of freestyle motocross tricks such as the look back heart attack’, ‘holy grab’, ‘cliff hanger’, ‘kiss of death’, ‘dead body’ and many more!

13:45
Stuart Barnes Dogs and Ducks

14:30
Spencer Ratcliff and the Company of Horsemen

15:25
Bolddog Lings FMX Team

  • Returning for a second performance of high paced speed and drama in the air. Watch Motorcycles fly 40ft in the air while riders perform what can only be described as gymnastics on a motorcycle!

16:00
The RAF Red Arrows

  • The team are back again by popular demand, performing their magic in the air, with breath taking displays of skill and courage.
  • The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, are one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams. Representing the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force, the team are the public face of the service.


*** 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.

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The Red Arrows

15 Aug, 2018, 4:00pm


Wednesday 15th August 2018

The display starts at 4.00pm.

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

Carnival Day Parade

15 Aug, 2018, 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:

  • (TBC)

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

  • (TBC)

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

15 Aug, 2018, 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 Norwich Pipe Band

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 Fancy Dress) - In position for the start of the parade

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 Seaview Playgroup. Please help us to support this worthy causes!

20:45
Live Music - Pure Passion - Carnival Field, Runton Road

  • Pure Passion has enjoyed over two decades of entertaining audiences with its unique brand of rock, underpinned by exceptionally powerful harmonies. Its five professional members share a stage creating a genuine, raw energy that is completely infectious. With a set that captures years worth of guilty pleasures, Pure Passion comes to you with songs, dancing and more than a sprinkle of smiles and laughter!

Carnival Thursday - Around the Town

16 Aug, 2018, 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, just turn up on the day!

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 13th August 2018

16:00
Crab Dressing Competition (Adults only)


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • Club Carnival Cash Bingo - Cromer Social Club
  • Live music - Umgawakagooga (Ska band) - The Kings Head

Carnival Thursday - Evening Events

16 Aug, 2018, 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 - Bloodshake Chorus - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

  • They are a rumbustious band of the undead, unearthing the classics of the fifties and sixties with a horrific twist, in a way you've never heard them play before! Be afraid, they may be dressed fr the abattoir, but there coming to perform their stage theatrics with classics sung with a horrifying twist. Find their current dates at www.bloodshake.co.uk. They have to be seen to be believed!

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

  • Led by The Smokehouse Blues Band
  • 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

16 Aug, 2018, 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

16 Aug, 2018, 7:00pm


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

The Parade will be led by (TBC).

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

17 Aug, 2018, 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 Pier Crab Catching Championships (www.crabandlobsterfestival.co.uk) on Sunday 26th August 2018, 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

  • Danny Reno and Rockin Eddie - Cromer Social Club
  • King Sized Papas (Swing band) - The Kings Head
  • Live music - Ultra Ego (from 20:00) - The Wellington
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Carnival Friday - Evening Events

17 Aug, 2018, 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 28th July 2018 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
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Senior Citizens Christmas Concert

3 Dec, 2018, 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 2019

1 Jan, 2019, 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 2019!

17 Aug, 2019 - 23 Aug, 2019


Looking ahead for next year - Dates for 2019!!

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

So in 2019 it will be held from Saturday 17th August to Friday 23rd August, with Carnival Day being held on Wednesday 21st August.

Put a date in your diary NOW!!