The Red Arrows
The Red Arrows
The display starts at 11:00 sharp.

Please don't forget to give a donation towards this great event, where you see one of our Carnival collection buckets!

Grand Fireworks Display
Grand Fireworks Display
Thursday 21st August 2014 at 9.15pm.

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.

The Wildcats - Aerobatic Display Team
The Wildcats - Aerobatic Display Team
Tuesday 19th August at 12.30pm

This amazing air entertainment is provided by Wildcat Aerobatics who are East Anglia's premier formation, aerobatic display team.

A local display team from Old Buckenham, who will thrill you with their skill and daring!

www.wildcataerobatics.com

Fancy Dress Dance
Fancy Dress Dance
Tickets £10.00 each. Must be 18 years of age or over - ID may be asked for. Fancy dress only.

Tickets available from The Cottage, Louden Road on Saturday 2nd August 2014 at 9.00am!

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Spot What's Odd - Window Competition

1 Aug, 2014 - 18 Aug, 2014


Entry forms available from Sticky Earth Cafe, Church Street, Gifts of Bond Street, Bond 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 18th August 2014.

Prize winners will be announced and prizes presented on Carnival morning, Wednesday 20th August 2014 at the Henry Blogg Gardens, outside Cromer Museum on Church Street, at 10:15.

Carnival Quiz

1 Aug, 2014 - 30 Sep, 2014


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 from 1st August 2014.

Look out for posters in shop windows to find out where it is for sale, including The Cottage, Louden Road.

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Darts Competition - Doubles and Singles Finals

1 Aug, 2014, 7:30pm


Come and enter our Carnival Darts competition at Cromer Social Club, The Croft!

For further information, please contact Paul or Julie Brooks on 01263 513937.

Children's Week One

4 Aug, 2014 - 8 Aug, 2014, 11:00am


Join in the fun at children's week with Libby and Tony.

For age groups:

  • 5 years and under
  • 6 years to 9 years
  • 10 years to 13 years

Please Note:

  • 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


- Monday 4th August

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

14:30
Record Breakers - Pier Forecourt
Lots of records to try and break; best not to have a big lunch!

- Tuesday 5th August

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

14:30
Design a Carnival Poster - Pier Forecourt
The winning design will be displayed around the town. Materials are provided.

- Wednesday 6th August

11:00
Puppets on the Prom - Pier Forecourt
No strings attached or there could be!

14:30
Crab Catching - On the Pier
See how many you can net, some bait provided.

- Thursday 7th August

11:00
Sand Sculpture - East Beach
Become creative in the sand.

14:30
Paint a Crab Shell - Pier Forecourt
Crab shells and paints provided.

- Friday 8th August

11:00
Treasure Dig - East Beach
'X' does not mark the spot, but it's definitely there!

14:30
Scavenger Hunt - Pier Forecourt
See what you can find, it's not easy!

18:00
Family Disco - Pier forecourt
Silly games and daft dancing, to round off week one!

Tug of War Challenge - Cromer Carnival v Sheringham Carnival

7 Aug, 2014, 6:00pm


One of the greatest challenges of them all?

Who will win?

Watch teams from Cromer Carnival and Sheringham Carnival battle it out in this monumental challenge!

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Darts Competition - Paul Hurn Memorial Shield - Mixed Pairs

8 Aug, 2014, 7:30pm


Come and enter our Carnival Darts competition at The White Horse, West Street!

For further information, please contact Paul or Julie Brooks on 01263 513937.

Children's Week Two

11 Aug, 2014 - 15 Aug, 2014, 11:00am


Join in the fun at children's week with Libby and Tony.

For age groups:

  • 5 years and under
  • 6 years to 9 years
  • 10 years to 13 years

Please Note:

  • 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


- Monday 11th August

11:00
Snakes and Ladders - Pier Forecourt
Up the ladders, down the snakes, see where you end up!

14:30
Beach Sports - East Beach
It's wet, it's fun, it's racy!

- Tuesday 12th August

11:00
Kite Making - Pier Forecourt
Make your kite and see how high it can fly. Materials provided.

14:30
Sandcastle Competition - East Beach
Build a Sandcastle, fit for royalty.

- Wednesday 13th August

11:00
Build a Mini Go-kart - Pier Forecourt
Design and make your own go-cart, then race them! Materials provided.

14:30
Find the Kiddywitches - West Beach
Hunt for little crabs, bring a bucket, unlimited sea water available!

- Thursday 14th August

11:00
Paper Boat, Raft and Plane Racing - North Lodge Park
See how far you can float and how high you can fly!

14:30
Paint a Stone - Pier Forecourt
Paints provided.

- Friday 15th August

Party on the Pier

10:00
Chalk on the Prom
Chalks provided.

12:00 Picnic and Party on the Pier

  • Bring your own picnic.

13:00
Punch and Judy

14:30
Duck Race off the Pier
Back by popular demand!

  • Ducks cost £1.00 and can be purchased during the morning activities

15:30 to 17:30
Entertainment with Captain Fantastic - Pier Forecourt
Captain Fantastic is ranked number 1 of 869, of the UK's Favourite Children's Entertainment from London, for unrivalled fun! Joined by Libby & Tony.

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Please Note .....

16 Aug, 2014 - 22 Aug, 2014


- 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 either the Carnival Marquee or toilets.

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16 Aug, 2014 - 22 Aug, 2014


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Carnival Saturday - On the Field

16 Aug, 2014, 7:00am


- CARNIVAL FIELD

07:00
Carnival Car Boot Sale

  • 07:00 - Open to cars
  • 09:00 - Open to public
  • Secondhand goods only
  • Single pitches from £7.00
  • Double Pitches from £14.00
  • No trade stalls
  • Free admission
  • Refreshments and funfair

10:30 to 12:00
Broadland Dog Agility
Showing off their dog training skills.

12:00
Trix 'n' Stix Drum Group

13:30 to 15:30
Holt Dog Training Club - Novelty Dog Show

  • 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.
  • Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme
  • Between 11:30 and 13:00, members of Holt Dog Training Club will be available to provide information on the Good Citizen Dog Scheme, which promotes responsible pet dog ownership.

Classes:
1. Puppies (6 to 12 months)
2. Prettiest Bitch
3. Most Handsome Dog
4. Waggiest Tail
5. Happy Families (2+ dogs)
6. Most Dissimilar Pair
7. Best Six Legs (dog and owner)
8. Best Rescue
9. Best Veteran (over 7 years)
10. Dog the Judge would most like to take home


- CARNIVAL MARQUEE:

09:00 to 15:00
Craft Fair

10:00 to 13:00
Antiques Valuation
It's time to rummage through your attics folks 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
Ten real ales for you to taste, including Carnival Ale and cider.

13:30 to 13:30
Fakenham Irish Dance School
The school have been together for 18 months and dance traditional irish solo and team dances. Classes are available for adults and children, aged from 5 to 18 years.

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Mini Beer and Cider Festival

16 Aug, 2014 - 22 Aug, 2014, 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

Carnival Saturday - Around the Town

16 Aug, 2014, 2:45pm


14:45
Car Treasure Hunt

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 14:45
  • Toilets available
  • First cars away at 15:30
  • 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

TBC

Carnival Saturday - Evening Events

16 Aug, 2014, 7:00pm


19:00 to 22:00
Family Night - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

An evening of fun with Dave Doughnut, presenting a show full of magic, comedy, balloon modelling and audience participation. Great fun for everybody! Also, music and games for all the family with Sounds Sensation. Come along and enjoy!

  • Adults £2.50
  • Children £1.00
  • Children 14 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult
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Carnival Sunday - On the Field

17 Aug, 2014, 10:00am


- CARNIVAL ARENA:

13:30
The Squeegees
A local music duo playing music from the 60's 70's and 80's!

14:15
Bonny Baby Competition

Classes:
- Boys and girls up to 6 months
- 6 to 12 months
- 12 to 18 months

The winners of the above classes will go through to try to win the Tom Bolton Memorial Plate.

14:45
Knobbly Knees Contest
Here's a competition just for the chaps, so children grab your Dad's, Grandad's or Uncle's to find Mr Knobbly Knees 2014!

15:15
Glamorous Grandmother Competition
Calling all Grandmothers! Have you got what it takes to be our Glamorous Gran 2014?

15:45
Children's Carnival Fancy Dress Parade
This popular event is open to all children up to 13 years of age.

Classes:
1. 0-4 years
2. 5-8 years
3. 9-13 years
4. Pairs
5. 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:

From 10:00
Motorbike and Trike Show
Come along and enter. Different categories, with prizes to be won in each!

From 10:00
Cromer Carnival Companion Dog Show (All proceeds from the show will be donated to Cromer Carnival Charity)

There will be two show rings:

  • Ring 1 - bitches, Judge Joy Russel (Calnesaire)
  • Ring 2 - Dogs, Judge Ann Maynard (Andridz)

Pedigree Classes:
1. Any Variety Puppy (6 to 12 months)
2. Any Variety (open)
3. Junior handler (over 6 years)
4. Best Adult Handler
5. Dog and Owner Look-a-Like
6. Best Veteran
7. Prettiest Bitch
8. Most Handsome Dog
9. Best Groomed
10. Best Fancy Dressed Dog
11. Best Six Legs
12. Best Short Coat
13. Best Long Coat
14. Best Expression
15. Naughtiest Dog
16. Waggiest Tail
17. Best Movement
18. Up to 33cm Tall
19. Over 33cm Tall
20. Dog that the Judge Would Like to Take Home

  • Entries from 10:00
  • Judging from 11:00
  • £1.00 per class
  • Rosettes for 1st to 6th places
  • Best in Show will come from best dog or bitch
  • Best Puppy in show will come from puppy dog or bitch
  • Best Rescue and Best Veteran will come from dog or bitch
  • Dogs under 6 months are NOT ELIGIBLE to enter.
  • CC winners, RES CC winners, Junior Warrant Holders and dogs with any awards toward Champion status are NOT ELIGIBLE to enter Pedigree Classes
  • For ALL enquiries, please contact Edna Craske by telephone on 01263 824419

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!

12:30
Gymkhana

  • Rosettes and trophies for up to 6th place, all age groups
  • All entries on the day £1.50
  • Age groups may change due to entries
  • Enquiries to Carol; telephone 07721 625637

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


- CARNIVAL MARQUEE

11:00 to 18:00
Cromer Carnival Mini Beer and Cider Festival
Ten real ales for you to taste, including Carnival Ale and cider.

13:00 and 15:30
Dale
A talented local artist. Just sit back, enjoy a relaxing drink in the bar and enjoy the music!

Carnival Sunday - Around the Town

17 Aug, 2014, 10:30am


10:30
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

11:30
The Castaways - Pier Forecourt
A well known, local group that sing for charities.

12:15
Crowning of Miss Cromer 2014 - Pier Forecourt

  • Crowning of Miss Cromer by Paul Eastwood and Adam Daye
  • Introduction by Mr Jason Bell, Cromer Town Crier
  • Welcome to Cromer Carnival by Mr Tony Shipp MBE, Chairman of Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation (CVEO)

14:00
East Anglian Working Newfoundland Dogs - East Beach
The team will be putting on a display of rescue techniques by dogs at sea.


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

TBC

Carnival Sunday - Evening Events

17 Aug, 2014, 6:30pm


18:30
Charity Football Match - The Veterans v Heart Radio - Cromer Town Football Ground, Mill Road
  • Kick off at 18:30
  • Free admission
  • Grand raffle with proceeds towards Carnival charities

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

This popular time of praise.

Cromer Church is very grateful to the Carnival Committee for inviting us again to hold the weekly Sunday at seven service. This service 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 time of worship in old and new hymns and songs, and that you will leave feeling refreshed and having heard something of God's love for us.

19:00
Wine Tasting Evening - Carnival Hospitality Tent, Runton Road

  • Tickets £12.50 each, in advance only
  • Available from The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer on Saturday 2nd August 2014, from 9.00am
  • No entry available on the night
  • The host for the evening is Mr John Hedge

Come along and relax with friends, enjoying paté, bread, a complimentary glass of wine and chocolates for the ladies from Digby's Fine Chocolates.

Canapés served throughout the evening, kindly made by Dorothy Sanders and Pat Weddup.

PLEASE NOTE: This event sells out very quickly, so buy your tickets soon!

19:30
Wrestling - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

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

  • Tickets on sale at The Copy Shop, Church Street, Cromer or available on the door
  • Adults £10.00
  • Children £8.00
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children) £30.00
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Wine Tasting Evening

17 Aug, 2014, 7:00pm

  • Tickets £12.50 each, in advance only
  • Available from The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer on Saturday 2nd August 2014, from 9.00am
  • No entry available on the night
  • The host for the evening is Mr John Hedge

Come along and relax with friends, enjoying paté, bread, a complimentary glass of wine and chocolates for the ladies from Digby's Fine Chocolates.

Canapés served throughout the evening, kindly made by Dorothy Sanders and Pat Weddup.

PLEASE NOTE: This event sells out very quickly, so buy your tickets soon!

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Wrestling

17 Aug, 2014, 7:30pm


Back by popular demand! An evening of family fun wrestling brought to you by the World Association of Wrestling!
  • Tickets on sale at The Copy Shop, Church Street, Cromer or available on the door
  • Adults £10.00
  • Children £8.00
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children) £30.00

Carnival Monday - Around the Town

18 Aug, 2014, 10:00am


10:30
Children's Sports - The Meadow
Come and join Tony and his gang!

15:00
Best Dressed Waiters and Waitresses Competition followed by the Waiters and Waitresses Race - Pier Forecourt

Race from the pier forecourt to the Bath House Hotel and back, carrying a full tray of drinks! 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

18 Aug, 2014, 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! 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 on our video races!

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Carnival Tuesday - Family Fun Day - On the Field

19 Aug, 2014, 9:45am


An abundance of events taking place during the day, in and around the Carnival arena.
  • Gates open at 09:45
  • Arena events start at 10:00
  • Adults £4.00
  • Children under 16 and accompanied by an adult FREE


- AROUND THE CARNIVAL ARENA

Doc Spinoff Circus Workshop

Norwich and District Star Wars Club

Seal and Bird Rescue

Tricky Trikes

Kingswood Climbing Wall (A small charge will be made)

Donkey Rides by Scratby Donkeys (A small charge will be made)

999 Show - Come along and meet the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Lifeboat and Coastguards (subject to service commitments)

Face Painting

Woodforde's Horse and Dray

Hair Braiding

Silly Lilly's Meet and Greet Party Tent - With Peppa Pig, Spiderman, Batman, Mickey and Minnie Mouse


- CARNIVAL ARENA

10:00
Woodforde's Horse and Dray
Meet Derek Spanton and his team, including Shire Horse 'Acle Ryan' (Herbie)

10:45
The East Anglian Working Newfoundland Dogs
Be amazed by these 'gentle giants' as they perform for us

11:15
Cascade Kite Display
Come and see some amazing kite flying by this talented kite team

12:00
Joseph Pearce Fire Stunt Show
A truly amazing and unique show, featuring great patter and much audience participation. Includes the 'Ring of Fire', a jaw-dropping leap through a wall of fire, wearing just a pair of frilly gold shorts. Must be seen to be believed!

12:30
The Wildcats Air Display
This amazing air entertainment is provided by Wildcat Aerobatics who are East Anglia's premier formation, aerobatic display team. A local display team from Old Buckenham, who will thrill you with their skill and daring!

13:15
Cromer Cluster Samba Band

13:45
The East Anglian Working Newfoundland Dogs

14:15
Cascade Kite Display
Back for their second performance of the day!

15:00
Dance Attitude
A local, new dance group are here to show off their skills!

15:00
Joseph Pearce Fire Stunt Show
A great way to end the afternoons display!


- CARNIVAL MARQUEE

Craft activities - Drawing, painting, gluing, sticking and making, including participation from the Sticky Earth Café in Cromer.

Mr Jugglefun - Circus workshop

Razz the Clown and Auntie Pearl - Magic, prizes, balloons and lots more

Carnival Tuesday - Around the Town

19 Aug, 2014, 11:00am


11:00
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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The Wildcats - Aerobatic Display Team

19 Aug, 2014, 12:30pm


This amazing air entertainment is provided by Wildcat Aerobatics who are East Anglia's premier formation, aerobatic display team.

A local display team from Old Buckenham, who will thrill you with their skill and daring!

Visit their website at: www.wildcataerobatics.com and follow the team on Facebook.

Carnival Tuesday - Evening Events

19 Aug, 2014, 7:45pm


19:45
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 - The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp - Cromer Parish Church

  • Adults £7.50
  • Children £3.00
  • No concessions
  • Tickets are purchased 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.

The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps (RDTC) is a youth military style marching band, based in the London Borough of Havering (Romford, Essex). As one of the oldest independent youth marching bands in the country, it has a proud history with performances throughout the UK, including marching displays, parades, carnivals and concerts.

The band's music portfolio covers a wide breadth including military marches, film themes, popular music and brass classics, often featuring solos from some of the band's talented musicians.

20:45
Darts Competition - Team Finals - Cromer Social Club, The Croft

The top three teams of each league go through to the finals. For further information or to book a team in to the competition, please telephone Paul or Julie Brooks on 01263 513937.

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Darts Competition - Team Finals

19 Aug, 2014, 8:45pm


The top three teams of each league go through to the finals at Cromer Social Club, The Croft.

For further information or to book a team in to the competition, please telephone Paul or Julie Brooks on 01263 513937.

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Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day - On the Field

20 Aug, 2014, 9:30am


Cromer Carnival Committee welcomes you to the celebrations at Runton Road.

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 9.30am
  • Adults £6.00
  • Senior Citizens £4.00
  • Children £3.00
  • Family ticket £15.00 (2 adults and 2 children)


- CARNIVAL ARENA

10:00
Arrival of Red Arrow commentator Red 10

10:15
Bolddog Lings FMX Team

As Honda's official and the UK's number one motorcycle display team. The show features the UK's top ranked freestyle motocross riders, incorporating the latest heart stopping tricks as usually only seen on TV! You may also have seen them recently on Britain's Got Talent!

The team set the standard 12 years ago and now lead the way for all motorcycle display teams. The team provides onboard commentary by the riders even talking to the crowd while performing a trick, flying 35ft in the air.

They are second to none, particularly in the areas of safety, presentation and flexibility. Between displays the public are invited to the interactive stand where they can get a closer look at the bikes and meet the riders. This Team will not be beat on entertainment and strive to ensure that the crowds are left mind blown and thoroughly entertained.

(Although the Display Team are highly qualified and capable, there is always the possibility of an unforeseen accident or incident. Spectators who watch the display, do so at their own risk, with regard to what they witness. No related spectator claims will be supported.)

11:00
The Red Arrows

In their 50th display season, The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, is one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams. Representing the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force, the Team is the public face of the service. They assist in recruiting, contribute to Defence Diplomacy when displaying overseas and act as ambassadors for the United Kingdom.

The Red Arrows also promote the Best of British, supporting industry and demonstrating the capabilities of the nation's equipment and engineering expertise.

Flying distinctive Hawk jets, the Team is made up of pilots, engineers and essential support staff, the majority of whom have recent frontline operational experience. 2014 will be the 50th display season for the Red Arrows in which they will continue to enthral, captivate and inspire millions of people both in the UK and around the world with a series of dynamic displays and flypasts!

11:40
Gerard Naprous presents The Devil's Horsemen - Cossack Trick Riding

The Devil's Horsemen and the origin of their famous troupe's name; The Cossacks originated on the great Russian Steppe; The horsemanship of the Mongol Cavalry was the most effective in Military history; Now in peace-time, these battle techniques have been transformed into acrobatics on horseback.

The riders need more than just physical fitness, gymnastic ability and a taste for danger, they have to have a willing accomplice, in the form of a horse, who enjoys tearing along at full gallop, while it's rider, is hanging at impossible angles from it's back or vaulting, even standing on the saddle!

12:20
Elaine Hill's Sheepdogs

Shepherdess, Sheepdog Trainer and Trial Competitor, Elaine Hill demonstrates the skill, intelligence and flexibility of her Border Collies with her entertaining and educating displays of sheepdog handling and duck herding. Appealing to both adults and children these are ideal family entertainment.

13:00
Arrival of Miss Cromer 2014 and her royal party, with Herbie and the Woodforde's Dray

13:20
Romford Drum and Trumpet Corp

The Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps (RDTC) is a youth military style marching band, based in the London Borough of Havering (Romford, Essex) . As one of the oldest independent youth marching bands in the country, it has a proud history with performances throughout the UK, including marching displays, parades, carnivals and concerts.

The band's music portfolio covers a wide breadth including military marches, film themes, popular music and brass classics, often featuring solos from some of the band's talented musicians.

In recent years the band has travelled further and performed in France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Gibraltar and the USA.

14:00
Gerard Naprous presents The Devil's Horsemen - Cossack Trick Riding

Performing for their second display of the day, back for more sensational riding!

14:40
Elaine Hill's Sheepdogs

Back for her second Performance! Shepherdess, Sheepdog Trainer and Trial Competitor, Elaine Hill demonstrates the skill, intelligence and flexibility of her Border Collies with her entertaining and educating displays of sheepdog handling and duck herding. Appealing to both adults and children these are ideal family entertainment.

15:25
Bolddog Lings FMX Team

Back for their second display of the day, watch out for the backflip!

(Although the Display Team are highly qualified and capable, there is always the possibility of an unforeseen accident or incident. Spectators who watch the display, do so at their own risk, with regard to what they witness. No related spectator claims will be supported.)

16:00
(End of Arena displays)


- CARNIVAL FIELD

09:30 onwards
Static displays open. See the 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.

Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day - Around the Town

20 Aug, 2014, 10:00am


Royal Party and invited guests breakfast

09:30
Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps - Henry Blogg Gardens and Cromer Parish Church, Church Street

09:45
Presentation of Prizes - Henry Blogg Gardens, 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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The Red Arrows

20 Aug, 2014, 11:00am


The display starts at 11:00 sharp.

Please don't forget to give a donation towards this great event, where you see one of our Carnival collection buckets!

Carnival Day Parade

20 Aug, 2014, 5:00pm


17:00 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 17:45
  • In addition, floats will be judged en route during the procession to find the most entertaining float

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 Cromer Skate Park. Please help us to support them!

Here are some of the bands taking part in the Carnival parade:

  • Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps
  • Smokehouse Blues Marching Jazz Band
  • Norwich Samba Band

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 21.00. 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 for Cromer Carnival funds. No other fundraising 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 21.00. There will be no traffic movement until the Carnival parade has finished.

Carnival Wednesday - Carnival Day - Evening Events

20 Aug, 2014, 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 21.00. There will be no traffic movement until the Carnival parade has finished.


Here are some of the bands taking part in the Carnival parade:

  • Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps
  • Smokehouse Blues Marching Jazz Band
  • Norwich Samba Band

17:00 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 17:45
  • In addition, floats will be judged en route during the procession to find the most entertaining float

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 Cromer Skate Park. Please help us to support them!

20:45
Live Music - Firewire - Carnival Field, Runton Road

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

Carnival Thursday - Around the Town

21 Aug, 2014, 2:00pm


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 will be kept by the organisation concerned

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.

14:00
Trix 'n' Stix Drum Group Workshop

14:15 onwards
Razz the Clown and Friends - 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 18th August 2014

16:00
Crab Dressing Competition (Adults only)


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

TBC

Carnival Thursday - Evening Events

21 Aug, 2014, 5:30pm


17:30
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
Remote Controlled Helicopter and Aircraft Display - Carnival Arena, Runton Road
Static and flying display of remote controlled helicopters.

18:30
Life Saving Demonstration - By the North Norfolk Life Saving Club

This demonstration, performed by local surf lifesavers from North Norfolk Surf Lifesaving Club (www.nnslsc.org.uk) will show you what surf lifesaving is all about and how you can get involved.

The idea of the sport, is to combine staying fit in the sea with a purpose; saving lives - Sport with Purpose. Some of our best lifesavers will be demonstrating a variety of rescues and races for you, with commentary so everyone can understand.

We run open access classes (for everyone) and junior programmes from our brand new clubhouse on the promenade! The club is always looking for enthusiastic new members to support us and there has never been a more exciting time to get involved, with our sparkling new facility in the best location, right on Cromer beach!

So if you miss the demonstration pop in and see us on a training night or email info@nnslsc.org.uk.

19:00
Assembly of Illuminated Procession - The Meadow and Meadow Road

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.

19:15
Tug of War Competition - Carnival Arena, Runton Road
Cromer Carnival v Sheringham Carnival

19:30
Assembly of Illuminated Floats - Meadow Road

  • Illuminated floats 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

19:45
Display by Cromer Fire Brigade - Carnival Arena, Runton Road
(Subject to service operations).

20:15
Live Music - Bernie's Midnight Shift - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

A great, local, four-piece Rock 'n' Roll / Rockabilly Band, covering mostly 50's Rock 'n' Roll and Rockabilly.

20:30
Illuminated Parade - to Carnival Arena, Runton Road

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. This is beyond our control.

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Fun Run

21 Aug, 2014, 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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Grand Fireworks Display

21 Aug, 2014, 9:15pm


Thursday 21st August 2014 at 9.15pm.

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.

Carnival Friday - Around the Town

22 Aug, 2014, 8:30am


09:15
Children's Talent Competition - Preliminary Heats - Pier Pavillion Theatre
  • Contestants must register between 08:30 and 09:15
  • Application forms and details can be obtained from Cromer Shopping Centre, Garden Street, Cromer or download from the 'Entry Forms' page of the website
  • All entries must be submitted by Tuesday 19th August 2014
  • NO ENTRANTS ON THE DAY
  • All day admission for spectators: Adults £2.50, children £1.00 (please keep ticket for re-entry)
  • The overall winner will win the Jenny Polydorou trophy

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 Crab Catching Championships on Sunday 24th August 2014, from 10:30 until 13:00!

14:00
Walking Treasure Hunt

Starting at the Cottage, Louden Road, follow clues and questions along a route around the town, cliffs and paths of Cromer.

  • Entry £2.00 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

14:30
Grand Final of the 2014 Children's Talent Competition

  • Compere - Dick Hutchinson from North Norfolk Radio
  • Admission Adults £2.50, Children £1.00
  • The overall winner will win the Jenny Polydorou trophy


- AROUND THE TOWN IN THE EVENING

TBC

Fancy Dress Dance

22 Aug, 2014, 8:00pm


Tickets £10.00 each. Must be 18 years of age or over - ID may be asked for. Fancy dress only.

Tickets available from The Cottage, Louden Road on Saturday 2nd August 2014 at 9.00am!

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Carnival Friday - Evening Events

22 Aug, 2014, 8:00pm


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

Cromer Carnival welcome Drop the Clutch!

Drop the Clutch are an amazing local four-piece rock covers band from the North Norfolk coast. Formed in 2010 they have been playing together in pubs and clubs entertaining punters with a powerful mix of popular classic rock tunes.

Visit their website at: www.droptheclutch.webs.com or follow them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/droptheclutchband.

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 22:00

  • Tickets £10.00 each
  • Must be 18 years of age or over - ID may be asked for on entering the Carnival field and marquee.
  • Fancy dress only
  • Tickets available from The Cottage, Louden Road on Saturday 2nd August 2014 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.
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After Carnival Dinner

12 Sep, 2014, 7:00pm


We are delighted to announce that our 2014 After Carnival Dinner will be held at The Links Country Park Hotel, West Runton, NR27 9QH.
  • £23.00 per person
  • Includes three courses, coffee and mints
  • Menu and booking form can be downloaded on the 'Entry Forms' page of the website
  • For further information or to book, please telephone Claire on 01263 833239
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Presentation Evening

26 Sep, 2014, 7:30pm


An evening to celebrate Cromer Carnival and to present trophies and awards to the winners of the years Carnival events.

Please come along to The Cottage, Louden Road, share a drink or two and enjoy the evening.

We look forward to meeting you all there!

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Senior Citizens Christmas Concert

9 Dec, 2014, 7:00pm


Enjoy an evening with Cromer Carnival Committee with sherry, coffee and mince pies.

A Christmas concert for senior citizens in the Parish Hall, Church Street, Cromer.

Featuring local artists, singers, dancers and a visit from Father Christmas.

  • Free admission
  • Free coach from Suffield Park play area at 6.25pm, Links Avenue (Station Road end) and Suffield Park Post Office
  • Free car transport available for those who cannot get to coaches

For further information, please telephone Steve Everitt on 01263 514469

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New Years Day Fireworks Display 2015

1 Jan, 2015, 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!

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Art Week 2015

22 May, 2015 - 27 May, 2015, 10:30am


An exhibition of paintings, crafts and photography, to view, enjoy and buy at the Parish Hall, Cromer.

This exhibition is a celebration of more than 400 works of art and craft by more than 90 artists and 7 schools and community groups.

Opening times:

  • 22nd May - 10:30 to 17:30
  • 23rd May - 10:30 to 17:30
  • 24th May - 14:30 to 17:30
  • 25th May - 10:30 to 17:30
  • 26th May - 10:30 to 17:30
  • 27th May - 10:30 to 17:00

Most items are available for sale and proceeds go to Cromer Carnival.

For further information or to display your work, please telephone Steve Everitt on 01263 514469

Cromer Carnival - Dates for 2015!

15 Aug, 2015 - 21 Aug, 2015


Looking ahead for next year - Dates for 2015!!

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

So in 2015 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!!