Chard Carnival 2021

Announcement 31/07/21

Chard Carnival 2021

Chard Carnival Committee are pleased to announce our plan for Chard Carnival week 2021, now that things have become clearer since our last update on the 30th March.

Carnival week will begin with the now traditional lighting of the beacon on Monday 4th October, featuring the spot the wrong’un and shop window dressing competitions throughout the week. Culminating on carnival day, Saturday 9th October, with a market along Holyrood Street and day time entertainment, with live music, outside the guildhall.

Then at 7pm the streets of Chard will come to life for the first time in a couple of years with our Celebration of Carnival Parade. Whilst the parade will take a shorter route and will look a lot different to the processions of previous years, as clubs have not been able to fundraise or build, we hope to see as many as possible taking part.

Whether carnivalites dust off old costumes and props, update them, or make new ones, we are aware many have missed putting on a show just as much (if not more) than the crowds have missed watching it. The parade will be “for fun” with appearance money for taking part.

We have already started working hard to organise this event, obviously working with local authorities and within government guidelines, to ensure we can deliver the most spectacular event we are able to.

We look forward to working with the Carnival Clubs, Majorette troupes and all performers, and hope they will support us as well.

As always we will be collecting and fundraising for local groups and charities, please visit our social media pages and website for information about where the collection money goes, and all the latest updates including how to enter, donate, or join the Carnival Committee.

Chard Carnival Poster 2021

Chard Carnival Day

The day starts at 9am to 4pm with the biggest street fair Chard has ever seen along Holyrood street.

chard beacon


Lighting of the beacon - Come along for FREE hot chocolate and music with the lighting at 6pm.

9th October - Carnival day!

55 stalls plus food stalls.

  • Bubble displays
  • Street Magic
  • Face painting
  • Tumble gymnastics mini workshops

Live music on the main stage outside Bath House.


  • Kelly Leigh
  • Chard Brass band
  • Enigma Morris dancers



7.30pm - Walking parade starts. (50 + entries)

  • Starts at Sainsbury's car park
  • Left at King's head, and down Old town
  • Left at the traffic lights on the Furnham road
  • Up the High Street
  • Left on to Crowshute link
  • Finish at Sainsbury's car park


Poole Gun Display

And that's a wrap

The last picture of Chard Carnival 2021

Chard Carnival Video

Santa Tours

December saw our very popular Santa Float doing the rounds

Chard Carnival Cheque for Amount raised for charity and local groups

Thanks to you

Our Presentation night on the 30/01/22

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