Cromer Carnival 2014
Help us Support Cromer Skate Park
This year in 2014, a percentage of all bucket takings from the collection made at this year's Cromer Carnival Parade (Wednesday 20th August 2014) will be donated to a local cause, which the committee has decided, will be Cromer Skate Park.
Please help us to support them, give generously in the buckets on Carnival Day and let's get the Cromer Skatepark built!
Cromer Carnival 2014
Carnival week is always held in August, in the week which includes the third Wednesday.
So this year it will be held from Saturday 16th August to Friday 22nd August, with Carnival Day being held on Wednesday 20th August 2014.
Put a date in your diary NOW!!
Visit our events page for what's coming up in 2014!
It's getting closer! There's a very busy weekend coming up on 2nd-4th in Cromer with the Anglian Long-course Triathlon, Lifeboat Day and then on the Monday events to mark the outbreak of the First World War. Following that we're into the first of the two Children's Weeks, with activities on every day Look out for the posters around town and pick up a full printed programme in the shops to make sure you know all times and places. Libby and tony will be running the events for the weeks - come along and join them if you're between five years old and 13 yers old - you're allowed to bring your parents with you!
You probably already know that the really good news is that the Red Arrows are back with us again this year, to provide a spectacular centrepiece for Carnival Day itself on 20th August. It's 11am for the Red Arrows display, so an early one this year and then there's lots of activity right through to the Carnival Parade through town which leaves the field at 7pm.
Now this year it's not just the Wednesday that has a flying display. At 12.30pm on the Tuesday the Wildcats, East Anglia's premier aerobatics team will be flying in from Old Buckenham airfield with their great display.
It always a sign that things are under way for August's Carnival when the Carnival Queen competition takes place - and it's time to congratulate this year's Miss Cromer, Hayley Massingham and attendant Erin Holroyd.
And of course it's always a shame that all can't be winners but there we are - but there was a chance for a photo of all the competitors.
Many thanks to the Cliftonville Hotel for hosting this years event. the choice of the Junior Attendants and the Prince and Princess will be coming up shortly, so keep an eye out for the dates and venues of those events.
And now we can add our two Junior Attendants, Tasmin and Allyse. Congratulations to them and we look forward to seeing a lot more of them through the summer months as they fulfil their roles to support Miss Cromer.
Watch out for details of all the happenings for this year - the old favourites and some new choices in the line-up.
The 2013 photos are still available! To see the great selection from Carnival Photographer Andreas Yiasami, just click on Cromer Carnival 2013 and you'll see what he was up to last year.
You'll also find links to the press photos from the Cromer Carnival (Official) Facebook page. Keep pushing up those Facebook likes!
We hope you enjoy our video below of few of the highlights of Carnival Day 2013. There are five videos in total now; to see all of them visit the Poppyland Publishing channel on YouTube.
From those great stall turns of the Blades, when they looked as though they might fall out of the sky, through to the huge enthusiasm of the many stall holders, the help of the bucket collectors in the parade, the floats from the giant scenes provided by the biggest lorries to the ever-running chocolate fountain enjoyed by Charlie, what tremendous efforts by all. I'm sure there were a few wrinkles, but with lovely weather, a full carnival field and a full beach, we hope you enjoyed your day in Cromer.