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Wilton Community Carnival

_DSC5289_edited-1The popular annual Wilton Community Carnival takes place in July each year.

Over the past few years, under the chairmanship of Gary Nunn, Wilton Carnival has grown from a few stalls to a large family event, right in the centre of Wilton. It is well thought of and well supported by the people of Wilton and surrounding area and attracts several thousand people each year.

The Carnival starts with a daylight procession through the Town, usually a warm sunny day, with plenty of colourful themed floats, walkers, marching bands and Wilton’s Mayor and Councillors. Other Mayors from Wiltshire are also invited and always attend which gives the procession a good figurehead. The town is overflowing with spectators who follow the procession into the carnival field for a fun afternoon.

Wilton is lucky enough to have a large recreation field right in the middle of town and this has been the home of Wilton Carnival for many years since it began in 1949. There have been many changes since those early days and its latest incarnation in 2006, when it was renamed “Wilton Community Carnival” has proved very popular with everyone and is now the biggest event in the Wilton calendar. The field is packed with home grown children’s activities and local talent, arena events, classic vehicles, bands, bar and Scouts BBQ and it really does involve all aspects of the local community.  Among the many attractions, are the stalls from local charities and organisations, providing them with an excellent platform to promote themselves and to raise funds.

Carnival LogoThe committee insists that the event remains free to the public as this is one of the most popular attractions, but achieving this gets harder each year as the costs of staging an event like this continually increases. However, a great deal of good will has been generated over the years and generous sponsorship from local businesses has managed to keep the Carnival alive each year.

Contact Gary Nunn Chairman 01722 744949  garynunn@ntlworld.com

www.wiltoncarnival.co.uk