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The Wildcats - Aerobatic Display Team
The Wildcats - Aerobatic Display Team
Tuesday 20th August 2018
at (time TBC)

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

www.wildcataerobatics.com

Grand Fireworks Display
Grand Fireworks Display
Thursday 22nd August 2019
at 21:15 (approximately).

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.

New Year's Day Fireworks 2020
New Year's Day Fireworks 2020
Cromer Carnival is run by the Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation and CVEO will be working with Cromer Town Council to provide yet another great fireworks display on the 1st January 2020. So put 5.00pm on New Years Day into your diary. If you would like to help with a bucket collection on the day, please contact Cromer Town Council on 01263 512254, with your offer of help.

Events


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Art Week 2019

24 May, 2019 - 29 May, 2019, 10:30am


An exhibition of paintings, crafts and photography, to view, enjoy and buy at Cromer Parish Hall, Church Street, Cromer, NR27 9HH.

This exhibition is a celebration of more than 400 works of art and craft by more than 90 artists, schools and community groups. With earrings, handmade cards, knitted items, photography and artwork, there is something for everyone!

CLASSES:

Children's Section:

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

Adult's Section:

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

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

Opening Times:

  • Friday 24th May - 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Saturday 25th May - 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Sunday 26th May - 1.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Monday 27th May - 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 28th May - 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 29th May - 10.00am to 5.00pm

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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Future Planning Team Meeting

24 May, 2019, 7:00pm


Cromer Carnival has reached its 50th year, what an amazing success!

Bringing thousands of people to Cromer and making fabulous memories over the years.

We would like to invite EVERYONE to join us in making the next 50 Cromer Carnivals, just as spectacular.

To do this, Cromer Carnival needs YOUR help!

Cromer Carnival is in need of new members and organisers for lots of different things.

Come along to Merchants' Place on Friday 24th May 2019 at 7.00pm, to see how you can get involved.

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Cromer Carnival 50th Anniversary Ball

15 Jun, 2019, 7:00pm


Join us to celebrate 50 years of Cromer Carnival in style, at the Anniversary Charity Ball!

In aid of the East Anglian Childrens Hospice, with dancing to The Eddie Seales Band. Tickets are available at Cromer Gift Shop.

  • Over 18's only
  • Black tie
  • Tickets £45.00 each
  • Buffet style meal
  • Book early, as limited availability

For further information or to book tickets, please telephone Tony Shipp on 01263 512591 or Diane Burdett on 01263 511981.

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Cromer Soapbox Derby

11 Aug, 2019, 11:30am


We are excited to announce details of the 2019 Cromer Soapbox Derby!
  • Scrutineering from 11.30am
  • Racing from 1.00pm
  • Course A149 (Runton Road) - Beach Road to Morrison's Petrol Station, with chicane and jump

Classes:

  • Junior - 10 to 15 years
  • Junior - 16 to 18 years
  • Adults - 18 years and over

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. ***

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE RETURNED to Cromer Soapbox Derby, CTIS Ltd, 22 Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9JW by Saturday 3rd August 2019.

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

For further information or advice, please e-mail Bruce at cromersoapboxderby@gmail.com.

Cromer Carnival - Dates for 2019!

17 Aug, 2019 - 23 Aug, 2019


Looking ahead for next year - Dates for 2019!!

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

So in 2019 it will be held from Saturday 17th August to Friday 23rd August, with Carnival Day being held on Wednesday 21st August.

Put a date in your diary NOW!!

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Please Note .....

17 Aug, 2019 - 23 Aug, 2019


- 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 any of the Carnival marquee's or toilets. This includes regular cigarettes, E-cigarettes and vaping machines (of any kind).

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Cromer Carnival Floral Art Competition

19 Aug, 2019 - 20 Aug, 2019, 10:00am


It's time to celebrate Cromer Carnival's 50th year with flowers!
  • All arrangements including accessories, must be contained within the stated measurements and be in place for judging by 10.00am on Monday 19th August 2019.
  • Displays will be in place until 4.00pm on Tuesday 20th August 2019.
  • Entry forms can be found in the Entry Forms page of this website.
  • Application to be submitted by Sunday 11th August 2019
  • Class 1: 'Golden Celebration' (18” x 18” / 46cm x 46cm, no height restriction, accessories allowed)
  • Class 2: 'Fireworks' (12” x 12” / 30.5cm x 30.5cm, no height restriction, no accessories)
  • Class 3: 'Raise a Glass' (10” x 10” / 25.5cm x 25.5cm, arrangements in a wine or champagne glass, no height restrictions, accessories allowed)
  • Class 4: 'Welly Good Fun' - children’s class for ages 13 years and under (arrangement in a pair of children's wellies, accessories allowed)

All arrangements including accessories, must be contained within the stated measurements and be in place by 10.00am for judging on Monday 19th August, to be displayed until 4.00pm on Tuesday 20th August 2019.

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The Wildcats - Aerobatic Display Team

20 Aug, 2019, 11:00am


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 them on Facebook at Wildcat Aerobatics.

Carnival Day Parade

21 Aug, 2019, 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

18:30
Motorbikes and trikes - In position for the start of the parade (in fancy dress)

18:45
Motorbikes and trikes - Start off and travel around the parade route

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, (TBC). Please help us to support these worthy causes!

The Carnival parade will be led by:

  • (TBC)

Some of the bands taking part in the Carnival parade are:

  • (TBC)

Playing at various places around the Carnival parade route will be:

  • (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 21.30. 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 21.30. There will be no traffic movement until the Carnival parade has finished.

Carnival Thursday - Evening Events

22 Aug, 2019, 5:30pm


17:30
Registration for the 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
(TBC) Radio Controlled Helicopter and Aircraft Display - Carnival Arena, Runton Road

  • Static and flying display of remote controlled helicopters and aircraft by Keith Widdett.

19:00
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.

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

The Parade will be led (TBC).

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.

19:00
(TBC) Tug of War Competition - Carnival Arena, Runton Road

  • Teams from Cromer and Sheringham will battle it out!

19:30
Assembly of Illuminated Floats and Umbrellas - Meadow Road

  • Illuminated floats and umbrellas 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
- 3 Illuminated umbrellas

19:45
(TBC) Display by Cromer Fire and Rescue Service

20:15
Live Music - (TBC) - Carnival Marquee, Runton Road

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

  • Led by (TBC)
  • 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 or if the display cannot be held, due to weather conditions. These issues are beyond our control. If cancelled, 24 hours notice will be given. Please visit the website at: www.cromercarnival.co.uk or Facebook page at: Cromer Carnival (Official) for any announcements.

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Fun Run

22 Aug, 2019, 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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Illuminated Procession

22 Aug, 2019, 7:00pm


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

The Parade will be led by (TBC).

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.

19:30
Assembly of Illuminated Floats and Umbrellas - Meadow Road

  • Illuminated floats and umbrellas 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
- 3 illuminated umbrellas

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New Years Day Fireworks Display 2020

1 Jan, 2020, 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!