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The Red Arrows
The Red Arrows
Wednesday 17th August 2016

The display starts at (TBC).

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

New Year's Day Fireworks 2017
New Year's Day Fireworks 2017
Cromer Carnival is run by the Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation and CVEO willl be working with Cromer Town Council to provide yet another great fireworks display on the 1st January 2017. So put 5.00pm on New Years Day into your diary. If you're a local person who can help with a bucket collection on that day, please contact the Town Council on 01263 512254 with your offer of help.
Grand Fireworks Display
Grand Fireworks Display
Thursday 18th August 2016
at 21:15 (approximately).

The finale will be (TBC).

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.

Events


To print out selected events use the tick boxes to the right of each Find on Map link to select the ones you want to print. Finally, click the Print button. A new page or window will open with just the ones you selected ready for you to print.

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Junior Attendants Competition

29 Apr, 2016, 7:00pm


Would you like to be one of the Junior attendants for our Royal Party for Carnival 2016?

If so, come along to The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer to enter the competition!

  • 75.00 prizes
  • Entry forms available on the night
  • Dresses supplied
  • Flowers by The Rose Garden, Cromer
  • Hair by John Olivers
  • Make-up by Just Beauty
  • Photographs by Amy Elizabeth Photography

Entrants must be in school years 7 to 11 and live within the areas of Cromer, Suffield Park and the Parishes of Aldborough, Aylmerton, East and West Runton, Felbrigg, Hanworth, Northrepps, Overstrand, Roughton, Sidestrand, Sustead, Thorpe Market and Trimingham.

Contestants must be able to attend all day on Sunday 14th and Wednesday 17th August 2016 and for the whole of Carnival week, if possible. There will also be other events throughout the year, which Cromer Carnival Committee would like you to attend.

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Prince and Princess Competition

1 May, 2016, 3:00pm


Would you like to represent Cromer Carnival in 2016?

If so, then enter the competition to choose our Carnival Prince and Princess.

This year the competition will be held at The Red Lion Hotel, Brook Street, Cromer.

  • 25.00 prizes
  • Clothing supplied
  • Flowers by The Rose Garden, Cromer
  • Hair by John Olivers
  • Make-up by Just Beauty
  • Photographs by Amy Elizabeth Photography

Entrants must be in school years 3 to 6 and live within the areas of Cromer, Suffield Park and the Parishes of Aldborough, Aylmerton, East and West Runton, Felbrigg, Hanworth, Northrepps, Overstrand, Roughton, Sidestrand, Sussed, Thorpe Market and Trimingham.

Contestants must be able to attend all day on Sunday 14th and Wednesday 17th August 2016 and for the whole of Carnival week, if possible. There will also be other events throughout the year, which Cromer Carnival Committee would like you to attend.

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Art Week 2016

27 May, 2016 - 1 Jun, 2016, 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. With earnings, handmade cards, knitted items, photography and artwork, there is something for everyone!

Entry is free, so come and have a browse. Tea, coffee, biscuits and other refreshments are available.

Opening times:

  • 27th May - 10:30 to 17:30
  • 28th May - 10:30 to 17:30
  • 29th May - 14:30 to 17:30
  • 30th May - 10:30 to 17:30
  • 31st May - 10:30 to 17:30
  • 1st June - 10:30 to 17:00

CLASSES:

Children's Section:

  • Class 1 - A project by any group of children 5 to 7 years
  • Class 2 - A project by any group of children 8 to 11 years
  • Class 3 - A project by any group of children / students from 11 years and upwards

Adult's Section:

  • Class 4 - Open Section - Painting or drawing in any medium
  • Class 5 - Photography
  • Class 6 - Craftwork

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.

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Clay Pigeon Shoot

12 Jun, 2016, 10:30am


Come along and try your hand at the annual clay pigeon shoot at the Regenerated parkland, Holt Road layby, Cromer.
  • Open Shoot 40 Birds
  • Organised by Northrepps Clay Shooting Club
  • Free parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Cash prizes: 1st - 100, 2nd - 50 and 3rd - 25
  • Pool Shoot
  • Raffle
  • Last entry 4.00pm

Children's Week One

1 Aug, 2016 - 5 Aug, 2016, 11:00am


Join in the fun at Children's Week One.

For age groups:

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

Please Note:

  • ALL children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 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.


COME and MEET CC THE BEAR!
Come to any of the children's activities to win a chance to spend the evening with him. Please return next day by 2.30pm and share your photograph's of what you got up to, on the Cromer Carnival (Official) Facebook page.


- Monday 1st August

11:00

14:30

- Tuesday 2nd August

11:00

14:30

- Wednesday 3rd August

11:00

14:30

- Thursday 4th August

11:00

14:30

- Friday 5th August

11:00

16:00

Cromer Soapbox Derby

7 Aug, 2016, 12:00pm


We are so excited to announce, the second Cromer Soapbox Derby!
  • Scrutineering from 12.00pm
  • Racing from 1.00pm
  • Course A149 (Runton Road) - Beach Road to Morrison's Petrol Station
  • Steeper start ramp
  • Higher jumps
  • Tighter chicane

Classes:

Junior:

  • 10 to 12 years
  • 13 to 15 years
  • 16 to 17 years

Adult:

  • 18 years plus, individual driver

Fancy Dress:

  • Youth Group - Fancy dress cart and driver
  • Pubs and Hotels - Fancy dress cart and driver
  • Businesses - Fancy dress cart and driver

Prizes:

  • Concourse de Elegance for each class
  • Fastest driver for each class

*** Full details, including Race Rules and Application Form, can be downloaded from the Entry Forms page of our website or collected from The Cottage Freehouse, Louden Road, Cromer. ***

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE RETURNED BY FRIDAY 29th JULY 2016.

NO CRASH HELMET, NO RACE! All carts must pass scrutineering, before being a race number.

Children's Week Two

8 Aug, 2016 - 12 Aug, 2016, 11:00am


Join in the fun at Children's Week Two.

For age groups:

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

Please Note:

  • ALL children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 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.


COME and MEET CC THE BEAR!
Come to any of the children's activities to win a chance to spend the evening with him. Please return next day by 2.30pm and share your photograph's of what you got up to, on the Cromer Carnival (Official) Facebook page.


- Monday 8th August

11:00

14:30

- Tuesday 9th August

11:00

14:30

- Wednesday 10th August

11:00

14:30

- Thursday 11th August

11:00

14:30

- Friday 12th August

11:00

13:00

14:30

17:00

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Please Note .....

13 Aug, 2016 - 19 Aug, 2016


- 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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Game and Country Fair 2016

15 Aug, 2016, 9:00am


New for 2016!!! Cromer Carnival Game and Country Fair

A traditional Country Fair, with two action packed arenas, presenting country sports, and pursuits at their very best. Including sheep shearing, gun dog and farrier demonstrations, falconry and agricultural displays, a beer and cider festival and much more!

Also, including a Summer Showing Show: To include in-hand, ridden and fun classes for all ages and abilities (all equines to be aged 4 or over)

Show Classes, starting at 10.00am (registration from 9.00am)

  • Class 1 - Young handler, in-hand, any breed, size or colour (handler to be 12 years or under)
  • Class 2 - In-hand, any breed, size or colour (handler to be 13 years or older)
  • Class 3 - Handsomest Gelding (in-hand or ridden)
  • Class 4 - Prettiest mare (in-hand or ridden)
  • Class 5 - Riding club / show horse / pony (required to jump one small 30cm jump)
  • Class 6 - Horse or pony with the biggest bottom (in-hand or ridden)
  • Class 7 - Fancy dress (in-hand or ridden)
  • Class 8 - First ridden (rider must be aged 10 years or under, adult may use lead rein)
  • Class 9 - Ridden pony (any type / rider / age)
  • Class 10 - Family / utility horse or pony (equine to be ridden by a parent and then a child)
  • Rosettes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each class and overall best in show.
  • 2.00 per class, payable on the day (registration from 9.00am)
  • At the judges discretion, classes with high attendance may be split into horse / pony, ridden / in-hand where appropriate.
  • Please download an application form from the Entry Forms page of the website

Game and Country Fair 2016 - Scarecrow Competition

15 Aug, 2016, 11:00am


As part of the Cromer Carnival Game and Country Fair 2016, we are holding a Scarecrow Competion, with a Cromer theme.

Open to individuals, clubs, pubs, groups and schools.

  • 1st prize: 20.00
  • 2nd prize: 10.00
  • 3rd prize: 5.00
  • All entries must be based on a Cromer theme.
  • All entrants must be registered on the Carnival Field by 11.00am on Monday 15th August 2016.
  • Scarecrows will be displayed outside the hospitality tent for the public and judges viewing.
  • The winner will be announced at 2.00pm.
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The Red Arrows

17 Aug, 2016


Wednesday 17th August 2016

The display starts at (TBC).

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

Carnival Day Parade

17 Aug, 2016, 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 17:40
  • 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 (TBC). Please help us to support these worthy causes!

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

  • (TBC)

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 by official Cromer Carnival Collectors. No other fund raising for any other purpose 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

17 Aug, 2016, 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:

  • (TBC)

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 17:40
  • 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 (TBC). Please help us to support these worthy causes!

20:45
Live Music - (TBC) - Carnival Field, Runton Road

  • (TBC)
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Tug of War Competition

31 Aug, 2016


Join us for the Tug-of War Competition.
  • 8 people per team
  • Enter on the day
  • Suitable footwear and gloves may help!
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Presentation Evening

16 Sep, 2016, 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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New Years Day Fireworks Display 2017

1 Jan, 2017, 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!

Cromer Carnival - Dates for 2017!

12 Aug, 2017 - 18 Aug, 2017


Looking ahead for next year - Dates for 2016!!

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

So in 2017 it will be held from Saturday 12th August to Friday 18th August, with Carnival Day being held on Wednesday 16th August.

Put a date in your diary NOW!!