Next Carnival 20th August
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Welcome to the Bude Carnival Website
Bude Tourist Information
What’s it all about?
Bude Carnival dates from 1920 when it was held on Thursday, 2nd December. Events included a Grand Torch-Light Procession, a Grand Masked Confetti Fete, Hourly Concerts by four Jolly Sailor Men and an Exhibition of War Trophies. The grand sum of £34.16s.7d. was collected with Stratton Cottage Hospital being one of the main beneficiaries.
The tradition of a Winter Evening Carnival continued up to 1938 when the 1939 Carnival was postponed due to the outbreak of war. The first Carnival after the war was held on August Bank Holiday 1946 when as well as a Carnival Queen there was also a Carnival King, two pages and seven attendants, quite a turnout!
There has been a Bude Carnival every year since though it is now held on the third Saturday of August. Money collected on the day, after expenses, is donated to local charities and organisations.
Afternoon events start at 2:00pm with Charity Fete in the Castle Grounds. Judging starts at 5.30 and the procession leaves the Lower Wharf at 6.30. During the procession traffic restrictions will operate around the town. Click the following link for the Timetable 2016
How can you take part?
Enter the fantastic Children’s “Spot the Wrong’un Competition”
All you have to do is download the form below, print it out and wander round town looking for the wrong’un in each shop window. Is it a fish in the florist or a boot in the bookshop? Each window has something that doesn’t belong there.
Please return forms to Bude Laundrette or Tasty Pasties by Wednesday 17th August.
A PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNING ENTRY