New Year's Day Fireworks 2020
New Year's Day Fireworks 2020
Cromer Carnival is run by the Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation and CVEO will be working with Cromer Town Council to provide yet another great fireworks display on the 1st January 2020. So put 5.00pm on New Years Day into your diary. If you would like to help with a bucket collection on the day, please contact Cromer Town Council on 01263 512254, with your offer of help.
The Blades - Aerobatic Display Team
The Blades - Aerobatic Display Team
Wednesday 21st August 2019
at 14:15.

Celebrating 50 years of Cromer Carnival with style!

Taking aerobatic flying experiences to a new level, The Blades offer high-adrenaline, close-formation aerobatics with some of the worlds most experienced pilots.

Visit their website at: www.theblades.com and follow them on Facebook at: The Blades.

Grand Fireworks Display
Grand Fireworks Display
Thursday 22nd August 2019
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.

Team Yakovlevs - Aerobatic Display
Team Yakovlevs - Aerobatic Display
Tuesday 20th August 2019
at 12:30

The Yakovlevs are a UK based aerobatic display team who have earned a reputation for excellence over the last 16 years, delighting over a billion people in the process, across four continents!

www.yakovlevs.com
Facebook: Team Yakovlevs

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 Merchants' Place, Church Street, NR27 9ES on Saturday 3rd August 2019 at 9:00.

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

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Boat Shelf Art Trail and Grand Charity Boat Shelf Auction

17 May, 2019 - 25 Aug, 2019, 10:00am


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

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

The Grand Charity Auction for all of the Boat Shelves will be held at 14:30 on Sunday 25th August 2019, on the Pier Forecourt, Cromer. Market stalls will be open and the Boat Shelves will be on display from around 10:00, with the World Pier Crabbing Championships also taking place on the pier from 09:30 to 13:30.

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Fancy Dress Dance Tickets Go on Sale

3 Jul, 2019 - 23 Aug, 2019, 9:00am


Tickets will go on sale for the Cromer Carnival Fancy Dress Dance, which is due to be held on Friday 23rd August 2019 from 20:00 to 01:00.

Headlining again, we welcome back FireWire, Norfolk's premier party rock covers band. Playing classic, punk, ska and current chart hits, they'll have everyone dancing from the word go.

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 Merchants' Place, Church Street, NR27 9ES on Saturday 3rd August 2019 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

Carnival Quiz

1 Aug, 2019 - 30 Sep, 2019


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 Old Rock Shop Bistro, Hamilton Road
  • The White Horse (Cromer), West Street

Spot What's Odd - Window Competition

1 Aug, 2019 - 19 Aug, 2019


Entry forms available from Sticky Earth Cafe, Church Street, Henry's Coffee and Tea Store, Church 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 19th August 2019.

Prize winners will be announced and prizes presented on Carnival morning, Wednesday 21st August 2019 at the Henry Blogg Gardens, outside Cromer Museum on Church Street, at 10:30.

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Darts Competition - Open Darts

2 Aug, 2019, 7:00pm


Come and enter the Cromer Carnival Open Darts Competition at The White Horse, West Street!
  • Register at 7.00pm
  • Start at 7.30pm
  • Entry £2.00 each

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

Children's Week One

5 Aug, 2019 - 9 Aug, 2019, 11:00am


Join in the fun at Children's Week One with Ben, Crumb 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 Cromer Carnival (Official) Facebook page.


  • Monday 5th August

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

14:30
Build a Ben - Pier Forecourt
All materials provided.

  • Tuesday 6th August

11:00
Crab Catching - Cromer Pier
Hand lines and nets. See how many you can catch! Some bait is provided.

14:30
Paint a Stone - Pier Forecourt
Paints provided. Find your canvas, grab the paint and see where you end up!

  • Wednesday 7th August

11:00
Cromer Carnival 50th Birthday Cards - Pier Forecourt
Come and make the best card you can. All materials provided.

14:30
FREE Golf Competition - Cromer Putting Green, Runton Road
Come and have a go and see how good you are!

  • Thursday 8th August

11:00
Tide Fight - East Beach
Build the biggest structure that you can from sand, to repel the tide. Last one standing wins! No rocks allowed.

14:30
Carnival 50th Collage - Pier Forecourt
All materials provided.

  • Friday 9th August

11:00
Messiest Meal and Waiters and Waitresses Race - East Beach
Baked beans, jelly, custard and more. Things are about to get messy!

14:00 to 16:00
Streetdance Competition - Pier Forecourt
Come and have a go, you could be the greatest dancer!

16:00
Family Disco - Pier Forecourt
Silly games and daft dancing, to round off Week One!

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Skate Park Competition

10 Aug, 2019, 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

11 Aug, 2019, 11:30am


We are excited to announce details of the 2019 Cromer Soapbox Derby!
  • Scrutineering from 11.30am
  • Racing from 1.00pm
  • Course A149 (Runton Road) - Beach Road to Morrison's Petrol Station, with chicane and jump

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. ***

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE RETURNED to Cromer Soapbox Derby, CTIS Ltd, 22 Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9JW by Saturday 3rd August 2019.

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

For further information or advice, please e-mail Bruce at cromersoapboxderby@gmail.com.

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The Legend of King Arthur

11 Aug, 2019, 2:00pm

  • Advance tickets £6.00 available from www.northlodgepark.org.uk

An outdoor family theatre production.

Families are invited to pack up a picnic and join us in the open air to enjoy this classic tale of Arthur, a sword and the Knights of the round table. With inventive staging, original songs and magical storytelling we will give you and your family an experience you will be talking about for years to come!

This production is great family entertainment, suitable for all.

Children's Week Two

12 Aug, 2019 - 16 Aug, 2019, 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 Cromer Carnival (Official) Facebook page.


  • Monday 12th August

11:00
Sandcastle Competition - East Beach
Design and build a castle fit for a King and Queen.

14:30
Chalk on the Prom - Pier Forecourt
Your chance to be a graffiti artist without getting into trouble!

  • Tuesday 13th August

11:00
Record Breakers - Pier Forecourt
Are you up to the challenge? Don’t have a big breakfast!

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

  • Wednesday 14th August

11:00
Rocket to the Moon - Pier Forecourt
Build a rocket, as its 50 years since man went to the moon!

14:30
Beach Sports - East Beach
It's wet, fun and racey!

  • Thursday 15th August

11:00
Paint a Crab Shell - Pier Forecourt
Shells and paints provided.

14:30
Build a Sand Person - East Beach
Who are you going to model yours on?

  • Friday 16th August - (Party on the Pier)

11:00
Make a Party Hat, Crown or Mask - Pier Forecourt
Materials provided.

13:00
Picnic on the Pier - Cromer Pier
Bring your own picnic and party away!

13:30
Punch and Judy - Cromer Pier

14:00
Moore Madness Party
(www.mooremadness.co.uk)
Disco, games and entertainment for the entire family!

16:00
Chuck a Duck - (TBC)
The famous duck race, with a difference! (Due to tides.)

  • Ducks will be available for sale throughout the day on the pier forecourt.
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Darts Competition - Team Finals

13 Aug, 2019, 7:30pm

  • The top three teams of each league go through to the finals at The White Horse, Cromer.

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

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50th Anniversary Beer Festival

16 Aug, 2019, 7:00pm


Welcome to Cromer Carnival's biggest beer festival, helping to celebrate 50 fabulous years of Cromer Carnival with the very best of Norfolk's independent beers and ciders!
  • Doors open at 7.00pm
  • Tickets £12.50, includes 4.5 pints
  • Music from Zingaro Blue
  • Supported by Redwell Brewing Co.
  • Strictly 18 and over
  • ID will be required

Tickets are available to buy from The White Horse Public House, West Street, Cromer, NR27 9DS.

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Fashion Show

16 Aug, 2019, 7:30pm

  • Tickets £5.00
  • Children free
  • Complimentary glass of wine or soft drink

Tickets will be available from M&Co, Church Street.

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Please Note .....

17 Aug, 2019 - 23 Aug, 2019


- 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

17 Aug, 2019, 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 - Organised by Norfolk Dog Training Club

  • Showing off their dog training skills.

12:00
Cromer Carnival Bake Off - Hospitality Tent

  • 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

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)

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
  • No dogs under 6 months

Classes:
1. Puppies (6 to 12 months)
2. Prettiest Bitch
3. Most Handsome Dog
4. Waggiest Tail
5. Happy Families (2+ dogs)
6. Best Six Legs (dog and owner)
7. Best Rescue
8. Best Veteran (over 7 years)
9. Cromer Carnival 50th Anniversary Golden Dog (any dog with a golden colour)
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!
  • If you would like to book a stall, please telephone Lesley on 01263 511627.

10:00 to 13:00
Antiques Valuation

It’s time to rummage through your attics and bring along your small items for an informed valuation by a local expert from Keys.

  • Valuation fee £1.00 per item

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

  • Over 20 real ales for you to taste, including Carnival Ale and cider.

13:00
Gin City

  • Live entertainment from local singers.

Carnival Saturday - Around the Town

17 Aug, 2019, 11:00am


11:00
Carnival Open Mic - North Lodge Park

Part picnic, part carnival, part DIY music. All afternoon fun and it's FREE!

The day is to enable local performers gain experience, improve their skills and, perhaps most importantly, enjoy themselves! There will be 15 minute sessions across the afternoon, giving amateur performers a chance to demonstrate their talents and to give novices of all ages, an opportunity to shine.

If you wish to perform, please bring your instrument(s) and back line, if required. Come along to participate, or just bring a picnic and chill out while supporting the performers.

14:15
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 14:15
  • Toilets available
  • First cars away at 15:00
  • 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 music - (TBC)
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Mini Beer and Cider Festival

17 Aug, 2019 - 23 Aug, 2019, 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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The Great British Cromer Carnival Bake Off

17 Aug, 2019, 12:00pm


Returning in 2019 for the 50th Anniversary of Cromer Carnival, 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 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

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)

Happy baking everybody!!

Carnival Saturday - Evening Events

17 Aug, 2019, 6:45pm


18:15 to 22:00
Carnival Family Night - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

Come and have fun with Chilly's Entertainment (a former Haven rep), with fun, games, disco and more!

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

18:15
Meet and greet Paw Patrol and a Disney Princess - Come and have your photo taken!

19:00
Children's Show

20:00
Disco

21:00
Family fun and games, with adult and child participation

Also with:

  • Face painting
  • Glitter tattoos
  • Photo booth


19:30 to 23:00
Gin Evening

As part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations, Cromer Carnival are proud to present their first ever Gin Evening, supported by Schweppes!

  • Tickets £20.00, including gin glass, 2 x gins, mixers and nibbles on arrival
  • Strictly 18 and over
  • ID will be required
  • Cromer VEO reserves the right to refuse entry

Tickets are available to buy from The White Horse, West Street, Cromer, NR27 9DS.

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50th Anniversary Gin Evening

17 Aug, 2019, 7:30pm


As part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations, Cromer Carnival are proud to present their first ever Gin Evening, supported by Schweppes!
  • Tickets £20.00, including gin glass, 2 x gins, mixers and nibbles on arrival
  • Strictly 18 and over
  • ID will be required
  • Cromer VEO reserves the right to refuse entry

Tickets are available to buy from The White Horse, West Street, Cromer, NR27 9DS.

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Carnival Sunday - On the Field

18 Aug, 2019, 10:00am


- CARNIVAL ARENA:

13:30
The Mob

  • Entertainment by local singers.

14:30
Bonny Baby Competition

Classes (boys and girls):
- 0 to 3 months
- 4 to 8 months
- 9 to 12 months

The winner of each class will go through to compete for the Tom Bolton Memorial Plate.

15:00
Knobbly Knees Contest

  • Come on chaps, let's see those knees, you could be our Knobbly Knees winner 2019!

15:15
Glamorous Grandmother Competition

  • Calling all Grandmothers! Have you got what it takes to be our Glamorous Gran 2019?

15:30
Children's Carnival Fancy Dress Parade

  • This popular event is open to all children up to 13 years of age.

Classes:
1. Singles aged 0-6 years
2. Singles aged 7-11 years
3. Pairs and groups (all ages)

The winners from each class will go forward for judging to find the over all winner of the Robin Seeley Memorial Cup.

Robin Seeley had Muscular Dystrophy and was confined to a wheelchair from age 10 to 17 years old, when sadly, he passed away. Robin remained at home with his family, went to school in Cromer and had a great group of friends, being a typical teenager, despite his wheelchair. When Robin died, a disco was held at Cromer Youth Club, which resulted in the purchase of the memorial cup, which has been presented by a member of the family for 27 years.


- CARNIVAL FIELD:

10:00 to 16:30
Custom and American Car Show

  • Come and see one of the largest gatherings of American, custom and classic cars in Norfolk!
  • No booking or application required.
  • Turn up on the day, but arrive early, as it is a popular event!

From 10:30
Motorbike and Trike Cavalcade and Show

  • Free entry
  • Different categories, with prizes in each
  • All bikes and trikes welcome
  • Cavalcade ride-in departing from Roadkill Customs, Norwich Road at 10:30
  • Full details can be found at www.roadkillcustoms.co.uk or telephone 01263 513307

11:00 to 16:00
Cromer Carnival Big Screen

  • Watch film and photographs of the last 50 years, commemorating 50 years of Cromer Carnival!


- CARNIVAL MARQUEE

11:00 to 16:30
Cromer Carnival Mini Beer and Cider Festival

  • Over 20 real ales for you to taste, including Carnival Ale and cider.

13:45 to 15:30
Dale

  • A talented local artist, who sings great Michael Bublé songs and more. Just sit back, have a relaxing drink from the bar and enjoy the music!

Carnival Sunday - Around the Town

18 Aug, 2019, 10:30am


10:00
Fun Show - Jonas' Field, Cromer Road, East Runton, NR27 9NH (opposite Wyndham Caravan Park)

Fun Show, Showing Classes
1. Best turned out. In hand or ridden
2. Angels on Horseback. 10 years and under. Ridden on or off lead rein
3. Prettiest Mare. In hand or ridden
4. Mose Handsome Gelding. In hand or ridden
5. Best Mane and Tail. In hand or ridden
6. Veteran Horse or Pony, 16 years and over. In hand or ridden
7. Horse / Pony Judge Would Most Like to Take Home. In hand or ridden
8. Fancy Dress

  • Rosettes up to 6th place
  • Refreshments and toilets on site
  • Entry £3.00 per class
  • Enquiries to Leanne; telephone 07917 044361

10:45
Carnival Church Service - Saint Peter and Saint Paul's Church

  • A special Carnival service at Cromer Parish Church. Miss Cromer and her attendants will be pleased to welcome you there.

Come and join us for this special service to celebrate 50 years of Cromer Carnival!

11:30
Jack and Tim - Pier Forecourt

  • Live music from the Father and Son due from Norwich, who were Simon Cowell's golden buzzer choice on Britain's Got Talent 2018!

12:30
Crowning of Miss Cromer 2019 - Pier Forecourt

  • Crowning of Miss Cromer by Jack and Tim Goodacre (Britain's Got Talent 2018)
  • Introduction by Mr Jason Bell, Cromer Town Crier
  • Welcome to Cromer Carnival by Mr Tony Shipp MBE, Chairman of Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation (CVEO)

12:30
Gymkhana - Jonas' Field, Cromer Road, East Runton, NR27 9NH (opposite Wyndham Caravan Park)

Classes:
- 6 years and under L/R
- 8 years and under L/R
- 10 years and under on / off L/R
- 14 years and under
- Open

  • Rosettes and trophies for up to 6th place, all age groups
  • All entries on the day £2.00
  • Age groups may change due to entries
  • Enquiries to Leanne; telephone 07917 044361

- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • (TBC)

Carnival Sunday - Evening Events

18 Aug, 2019, 7:00pm


19:00
'Sunday at Seven' - Cromer Parish Church

This popular time of praise has been a regular feature of the Carnival for a number of years now and we believe that it is good for the Church and the Carnival to be working together in this way.

This year all the music will be provided by members of Cromer Parish Church. We hope that you will enjoy this relaxed and informal time of worship, in a blend of contemporary
styles and that you will leave feeling refreshed and having heard something of God's love for us.

19:30
Wrestling - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

An evening of family fun wrestling brought to you by the World Association of Wrestling!

  • Tickets on sale at (TBC) or available on the door
  • Adults £12.00
  • Children £10.00
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children) £30.00
  • No alcohol will be allowed into the event.
  • Cromer VEO reserve the right to refuse entry to the event.
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Wrestling

18 Aug, 2019, 7:30pm


An evening of family fun wrestling brought to you by the World Association of Wrestling!
  • Tickets on sale at (TBC) or available on the door
  • Adults £12.00
  • Children £10.00
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children) £30.00
  • No alcohol will be allowed into the event.
  • Cromer VEO reserve the right to refuse entry to the event.
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Carnival Monday - On the Field (Game and Country Fair and Floral Art Competition)

19 Aug, 2019, 10:00am


Cromer Carnival Game and Country Fair

From 10:00 join us around the Carnival arena, to enjoy static displays including: Sheep Shearing; Arnie the Chainsaw Carver; Hillside Animal Sanctuary; Starting Handle Club; Fens Falconry with their birds of prey; horse farrier demonstrations; bushcraft demonstrations; ferrets; heavy horses; a beer and cider festival and plenty of Game and Country related trade stands.

*** FREE ENTRY!!! ***


- CARNIVAL FIELD:

10:30
Children's Sports with the brilliant team from Everyone Active Leisure


- CARNIVAL ARENA:

10:00
Ferreting Demonstration
Simon Whitehead shows us the traditional craft of ferreting with his lurcher, running through exactly what his job entails. Simon will be available throughout the day to show his ferrets and give the public the opportunity to stroke and handle them.

10:30
The Sheep Show
Richard and Helen Savory introduce us to different breeds of sheep, all of which, have their own theme tunes. This cleverly devised show, mixing education and entertainment.

11:15
Southern Golden Retriever Rescue – Demonstrating these clever dogs in action

12:00
Fens Falconry
Get up close with a variety of natures best designed predators. See different styles of flight that shows off the birds best skill and abilities.

12:30
Live Cooking Demonstration
Join our top local chefs, who will cook up an absolute delight of dishes cooked with the freshest and finest game on offer.

13:30
Heavy Horses
The concluding part of the heavy horse demonstration, with their many varied uses in the countryside environment.

14:15
Ferreting Demonstration
Simon returns to show us some more techniques he uses in the field with his ferrets and lurcher.

14:55
The Sheep Show
Richard and Helen return, to show us their dancing sheep in their final show of the day.

15:30
Fens Falconry
A second chance to watch these amazing birds of prey.


Cromer Carnival Floral Art Competition

It's time to celebrate Cromer Carnival's 50th year with flowers!

  • All arrangements including accessories, must be contained within the stated measurements and be in place for judging by 10.00am on Monday 19th August 2019.
  • Displays will be in place until 4.00pm on Tuesday 20th August 2019.
  • Entry forms can be found in the Entry Forms page of this website.
  • Application to be submitted by Sunday 11th August 2019
  • Class 1: 'Golden Celebration' (18” x 18” / 46cm x 46cm, no height restriction, accessories allowed)
  • Class 2: 'Fireworks' (12” x 12” / 30.5cm x 30.5cm, no height restriction, no accessories)
  • Class 3: 'Raise a Glass' (10” x 10” / 25.5cm x 25.5cm, arrangements in a wine or champagne glass, no height restrictions, accessories allowed)
  • Class 4: 'Welly Good Fun' - children’s class for ages 13 years and under (arrangement in a pair of children's wellies, accessories allowed)

All arrangements including accessories, must be contained within the stated measurements and be in place by 10.00am for judging on Monday 19th August, to be displayed until 4.00pm on Tuesday 20th August 2019.

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Cromer Carnival Floral Art Competition

19 Aug, 2019 - 20 Aug, 2019, 10:00am


It's time to celebrate Cromer Carnival's 50th year with flowers!
  • All arrangements including accessories, must be contained within the stated measurements and be in place for judging by 10.00am on Monday 19th August 2019.
  • Displays will be in place until 4.00pm on Tuesday 20th August 2019.
  • Entry forms can be found in the Entry Forms page of this website.
  • Application to be submitted by Sunday 11th August 2019
  • Class 1: 'Golden Celebration' (18” x 18” / 46cm x 46cm, no height restriction, accessories allowed)
  • Class 2: 'Fireworks' (12” x 12” / 30.5cm x 30.5cm, no height restriction, no accessories)
  • Class 3: 'Raise a Glass' (10” x 10” / 25.5cm x 25.5cm, arrangements in a wine or champagne glass, no height restrictions, accessories allowed)
  • Class 4: 'Welly Good Fun' - children’s class for ages 13 years and under (arrangement in a pair of children's wellies, accessories allowed)

All arrangements including accessories, must be contained within the stated measurements and be in place by 10.00am for judging on Monday 19th August, to be displayed until 4.00pm on Tuesday 20th August 2019.

Carnival Monday - Around the Town

19 Aug, 2019, 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

14:00
Cromer Carnival Lawn Bowls - Suffield Park Bowls Club

  • Spider Competition
  • Open to everyone, come and have a go!
  • Refreshments available
  • Licensed bar

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
  • Racing is for over 18's only, but anyone can watch
  • There might be a race for spectators, if all the drinks aren't spilt!


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • (TBC)

Carnival Monday - Evening Events

19 Aug, 2019, 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

  • 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

19:30
Vape Night - Carnival Hospitality Marquee, Runton Road

  • FREE entry
  • Strictly over 18’s only
  • Come and try products from The Vapeologists
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Vape Night

19 Aug, 2019, 7:30pm

  • FREE entry
  • Strictly over 18’s only
  • Come and try products from The Vapeologists
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Carnival Band Concert - Norfolk Wherry Brass

19 Aug, 2019, 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

Having formed in 2004, Norfolk Wherry Brass are a modern, progressive brass band, based in the New Victory Hall, Neatishead Norfolk, who are committed to quality music-making, entertaining and educating the community.

Local musicians from across Norfolk and Suffolk, who originally came together under the musical direction of Andy Craze, a member of the Band of The Dragoon Guards from Swanton Morley.

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Carnival Tuesday - Family Fun Day - On the Field

20 Aug, 2019, 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

Crazy Bananas - Children's entertainment, including balloon modelling

Dinosaur crazy golf

Drumming Workshop

Games Sessions with Everyone Active Community Sports

  • 10:30 to 11:30
  • 12:30 to 13:30
  • 14:30 to 15:30
  • Challenges and games for everyone to play, to win prizes that can be redeemed at any Everyone Active Leisure Centre's

Meet and greet - Meet Mr Tumble and friends!

Smoothy making, using an exercise bike

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


- CARNIVAL MAIN ARENA

10:00
Woodforde's Horse and Dray with Banham Zoo

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

10:30
BMX Show

  • You can expect the riders to fly through the air performing the most breath, taking tricks and stunts. Only the very best BMX riders will be performing in the BMX Show (including RedBull athletes) to guarantee you see the most impressive tricks – usually only seen on TV!

11:15
NGMA Nate Gregory Martial Arts

  • Watch local youngsters training in martial arts.

11:45
Galloping Acrobatics

  • Galloping Acrobatics - equestrian razzle dazzle! They specialise in flamboyant vaulting based displays, they aim to inspire, delight, enchant and excite, whilst also providing insights into the amazing world of equestrian performance art.

12:30
The Yakovlevs Aerobatic Display Team

  • Undertaking aerobatic manoeuvres less than four metres apart in perfect formation, executing high-speed synchronised passes and extreme gyroscopic aerobatics, the team has won not only crowd loyalty, but also international accolades with their cutting-edge displays!

13:00
Southern Golden Retrievers Rescue

  • Come and see these clever dogs in action

13:30
Dina - Clowns

14:00
BMX Show

  • If you missed them the first time, here is your chance to see them in action!

14:45
NGMA Nate Gregory Martial Arts

  • For the second time today, watch their amazing show!

15:15
Galloping Acrobatics

  • The only show of it’s kind in the UK are back to entertain you!


- CARNIVAL DANCE ARENA

A variety of dance groups from the local area, to include:

  • (TBC)


- CARNIVAL MARQUEE

Craft activities - Drawing, painting, gluing, sticking and making, including participation from 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

20 Aug, 2019, 10:00am


10:00
Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp
  • Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp 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

  • (TBC)
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Team Yakovlevs - Aerobatic Display

20 Aug, 2019, 12:30pm


12:30

The Yakovlevs are a UK based aerobatic display team who have earned a reputation for excellence over the last 16 years, delighting over a billion people in the process, across four continents!

Visit their website at: www.yakovlevs.com and follow them on Facebook at: Team Yakovlevs.

Carnival Tuesday - Evening Events

20 Aug, 2019, 7:00pm


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 - Norfolk Wherry Brass - 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.

Having formed in 2004, Norfolk Wherry Brass are a modern, progressive brass band, based in the New Victory Hall, Neatishead Norfolk, who are committed to quality music-making, entertaining and educating the community.

Local musicians from across Norfolk and Suffolk, who originally came together under the musical direction of Andy Craze, a member of the Band of The Dragoon Guards from Swanton Morley.

20:45
Darts Competition - Singles and Doubles Finals - Cromer Social Club, The Croft

  • For further information, please visit the Any Questions page of the website.
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Darts Competition - Singles and Doubles Finals

20 Aug, 2019, 7:45pm

  • Come and enjoy this Carnival Darts competition at Cromer Social Club, The Croft, Cromer!
  • For further information, please visit the Any Questions page of the website.

Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day - Around the Town

21 Aug, 2019, 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
Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp - 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

  • (TBC)
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Carnival Yoga with Wyn

21 Aug, 2019, 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.
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Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day - On the Field

21 Aug, 2019, 9:30am


Cromer Carnival Committee welcomes you to the celebrations of 50 years of Cromer Carnival at Runton Road, Cromer!

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

10:00
West Lancs Dog Display Team

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

10:45
Devil's Horsemen Jousting Tournament

  • Medieval Jousting is performed by The Devil’s Horsemen with flair and an exquisite abundance of dramatic stunts. The show includes trick-riding, saddle falls, choreographed fighting, a classical high school dressage display and skill-at-arms tests. Also part of the performance is jousting set against a comedy narrative, where the dashing hero Harry Hotspur, battles with the villainous Black Knight for the hand of a fair maiden.

11:30
RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team (Parachute drop at 11:45 www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams/falcons)

  • The Falcons are the UK’s premier military parachute display team, based at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, they display at venues all over Britain and Europe throughout the year. They have performed many times for the Royal Family and heads of state and set records and introduced many exciting innovations into formation skydiving.

12:00
Arrival of Miss Cromer 2019 and the Royal Party - Accompanied by the Woodforde's Horse and Dray

12:15
Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display

  • Ray and Wendy Aliker with their amazing falcons will dazzle and amaze you. Their display team have been giving professional falconry displays for over thirty years and are
  • proud to have performed at the most prestigious shows in the country, such as The Royal Welsh, The Royal Windsor, The Royal Cornwall and The Kent County Show.

12:45
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!

13:30
West Lancs Dog Display Team

  • Once again, the team bring their special touch with these amazing animals!

14:15
The Blades

  • Celebrating 50 years of Cromer Carnival with style!
  • Taking aerobatic flying experiences to a new level, The Blades offer high-adrenaline, close-formation aerobatics with some of the worlds most experienced pilots.
  • The team are highly skilled former Red Arrow and UK National Aerobatic pilots, focused on delivering exhilarating flying experiences, air displays and the thrill of Red Bull Air Racing. They are unrivalled in their unforgettable experiences.
  • Visit their website at: www.theblades.com and follow them on Facebook at: The Blades.

14:40
Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display

  • Come and see these amazing birds of prey at their best!

15:10
Devil's Horsemen Jousting Tournament

  • Returning to the ring for another spectacular jousting tournament!

15:40
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!

16:15
Finish


*** 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 Blades - Aerobatic Display Team

21 Aug, 2019, 2:15pm


Celebrating 50 years of Cromer Carnival with style!

Taking aerobatic flying experiences to a new level, The Blades offer high-adrenaline, close-formation aerobatics with some of the worlds most experienced pilots.

The team are highly skilled former Red Arrow and UK National Aerobatic pilots, focused on delivering exhilarating flying experiences, air displays and the thrill of Red Bull Air Racing. They are unrivalled in their unforgettable experiences.

Visit their website at: www.theblades.com and follow them on Facebook at: The Blades Aerobatic Team.

Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day - Evening Events

21 Aug, 2019, 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
  • The Norwich Pipe Band

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

  • (TBC)

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

  • Pure Steel
  • Smokehouse Blues

16:00 to 21:00
Cromer Carnival Big Screen - In front of Cromer Museum, Church Street

  • Celebrating 50 years of Cromer carnival, watch video and photographs of the last 50 years on the big screen!

17:15 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 The Friends of Cromer Hospital, for the new Chemotherapy Unit. Please help us to support this worthy cause!

20:30
Live Music - The Helen Ashton Band - Carnival Field, Runton Road

  • The HAB was formed in 2014. A group of 6 elite musicians brought together to produce a first class band. Helen has worked tirelessly to create the ultimate sound.
  • Featuring epic ‘floor filling’ classic favourites, taking you through the decades and on to current chart hits, combining crazy medleys.

Carnival Day Parade

21 Aug, 2019, 5:15pm


17:15 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
  • The Norwich Pipe Band

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

  • (TBC)

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

  • Pure Steel
  • Smokehouse Blues

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 Thursday - Around the Town

22 Aug, 2019, 2:00pm


14:00
Cromer Carnival Lawn Bowls - Cromer Marrams Bowls Club, Runton Road
  • Spider Competition
  • Open to everyone
  • Come and have a go
  • Refreshments available
  • Licensed bar

14:15 onwards
Cromer Carnival 50th Anniversary Afternoon Tea - North Lodge Park

  • A free afternoon tea for those couples in the Cromer area who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary this year.
  • E-mail applications to: tonyshipp1@outlook.com


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 19th August 2019

16:00
Crab Dressing Competition (Adults only)


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

  • (TBC)

Carnival Thursday - Evening Events

22 Aug, 2019, 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 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 - Carnival Arena, Runton Road

20:15
2620 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment Team Challenge

  • Two teams from the RAF Regiment Reserves at RAF Marham battle against each other in a millitary 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 played before.
  • Be afraid, they may be dressed for the abattoir, but they're 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 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

22 Aug, 2019, 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

22 Aug, 2019, 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

23 Aug, 2019, 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 25th August 2019, from 09:30 until 13:30!

14:00
Walking Treasure Hunt

Starting at The White Horse, West Street, NR27 9DS, 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

  • (TBC)
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Carnival Friday - Evening Events

23 Aug, 2019, 8:00pm


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

Headlining again, we welcome back FireWire, Norfolk's premier party rock covers band. Playing classic, punk, ska and current chart hits, they'll have everyone dancing from the word go.

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 Merchants' Place, Church Street, NR27 9ES on Saturday 3rd August 2019 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

Christmas Tree Festival

27 Nov, 2019 - 1 Dec, 2019


Why not come along to view our Cromer Carnival Christmas tree, as well as many others at Cromer Church, as part of the Cromer Christmas Festival.

Donations can be made at the event to those presenting a Christmas tree, which of course includes Cromer Carnival.

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New Years Day Fireworks Display 2020

1 Jan, 2020, 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 2020!

15 Aug, 2020 - 21 Aug, 2020


Looking ahead for next year - Dates for 2020!!

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

So in 2020 it will be held from Saturday 15th August to Friday 21st August, with Carnival Day being held on Wednesday 19th August.

Put a date in your diary NOW!!