Sat 8th June 2024 on the Green

Carnival Day Events for 2024

The Carnival starts from Rectory Close at 12pm with the Green open for all activities at the same time.

The Route

Woodchurch Carnival Parade is inclusive to all.  You may be walking alone, in a group or have a float in the form of vehicle mechanically powered or manual powered.

The route is approximately 1.4 miles and around 27 minutes walking time.

The Start point is Rectory Close at 12pm, marked by blue triangle.

The route passes the two Public Houses (in the past this area has always been a busy view point for spectators).  We then pass the Green for the first time and head towards the garages and Post Office down Front Road.

We will turn left at the junction of Front and Lower Road to head back up towards the Green. This area is perceived to be fairly slow.

As we reach the cross roads by the old Scout Hut another left turn to head up the Green road.  All vehicles will stop adjacent to the Green on the road, whilst those on foot and other manual transportation can move onto the Green.

Some people may wish to join the parade but feel they may struggle on the distance.  Please be assured we will support and ensure you take part.  On the Entry Form PLEASE add a note and a team member will arrange to talk on best options for you.

Souvenir Programme

The Carnival Souvenir Programme will be on sale on the day for £1.00.  It is also being sold in advance at the HUB.

Each programme is individually numbered and the draw will take place on the day of the Carnival (8 June 2024) and announced over the PA system at around 5.00 pm.

The winning number if not claimed on the day will be posted on the Woodchurch Carnival Website.

The prize will be held for 24 hours and if not claimed will be redrawn.

Please retain your programme until the prize is claimed.

The Bands

In the Band Tent on the Green

12.00-12.45   Whiskey & Wine

1:15-2:15   Open Mike

2.30-3.15   Clumsy Colin

3:45-4:30   Open Mike

4.45-5.30   Miss Holiday & The Swingtones

Main Arena

1.30   Military Drums

1.50   Morris Men

2.20   Gymnastics Display

3.00   Woodchurch and High Halden school children

3.25   Tai Chi

4.20   Salsa

4.30   Dog Show

5.00   Presentation of Carnival Awards

5.30   Raffle Draw 

Activities on the Green

Fairground attractions, rides & vintage game stalls for adults and children alike to test all your skills!  For those that remember previous Woodchurch Carnivals – ‘The Horse’ will on the Green to try and test your balancing skills again.   We have tried to set prices so that all can enjoy a lot for a little.   We’re also very lucky to have Dorothea (52 Key Dutch Street Organ) which will be playing near the trampolines.

There will be over 35 stalls displaying & selling local products and talking about local clubs, societies, charities and businesses.

Carnival Tokens will be required to pay for rides & games – no cash (see below)

Refreshments

Wide variety of refreshments on sale throughout the date – BBQ supplied by our local Scout Group, Pizza, Tacos, Teas and Coffees, Waffles and Ice Creams  and Beer Tent (we’ve managed to turn back time on Bar pricing but please drink responsibly).

Carnival Tokens

*** Instead of paying by cash, special tokens need to be purchased for all rides and games ***

These tokens can be bought from designated tables on The Green on Carnival Day

Each token is £1
14 tokens for £10! (4 free)

Carnival Grand Draw Raffle

More prizes are being added all the time!  It’s not too late for businesses to donate a prize.

Raffle tickets cost a £1.00 and will be on sale on the Green on 8 June 2024.

Main Prizes include:

  • A flight in a RV8 vintage aircraft
  • A return Le shuttle ticket (up to 5 days stay for passengers and car)
  • Ernest Doe Voucher
  • Chapel Down Vineyard and wine tasing ticket for 2
  • Family of 4 travel card on Kent and East Sussex Railway
  • Two course meal for 2 in the Vine, Tenterden
  • Woodchurch vineyard and wine tasting ticket for 2
  • Rare Breeds Centre – a day ticket for family of 4
  • Cash Prize

Disabled Parking

There will be very limited parking in the Memorial Hall car park and this is to be booked in advance by emailing enquiries@woodchurchcarnival.uk.  There is to be no movement of cars on the Green or in the car park whilst the Parade is taking place (12:00 – 13:15pm).

Parking

We kindly ask, where possible, that Woodchurch residents who are on the Parade route please try and keep cars off the road and in driveways.

The Parade route will be closed to cars during 12.00 – 1.15pm. There will be no parking around the Green or in the Memorial Hall.

Public parking will be in two designated areas:

Jean Mealham Centre

Lower Road

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Front Road

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