Here are just a few of the attractions to look forward to at this year’s Carnival:


Carnival Queen and Princesses

Jessica CollinsOur Carnival Queen for this year is Jessica Collins. She is is 11 years old and currently attends Water Orton Primary but will be going to The Coleshill School in September. Jess enjoys kicking a football and playing out in the village with her friends. Assisting Jess on the day are her six princesses Seren Margaret James, Madison Grace Milburn, Faye Milburn, Katie Digennaro, Antonia Rowley and Kacey Dawn Leese. Give them all a wave as they make their way around the village.

Procession around the village

pipe bandAs last year, the procession will be headed up by Northfield Caledonia Pipes and Drums and this year will be featuring floats with the theme ‘Decades’. We are expecting the usual variety of costumes, fancy dress and fun, so make sure you look out for us along the route between 11am and 12.45pm.

Bob Hogg Sheepdogs and Farmyard Animals

The committee welcomes the marvellous Bob Hogg to the arena, with his vibrant display that not only shows the excellent skills of the working border collies but throws in a bundle of fun for the kids and humour for the adults. Along with his dogs (Joe, Jake and Fly), Bob includes, sheep, geese, ducks and his latest addition, Paxo the chicken, in this fabulous arena show. Working through the display Bob offers a unique insight into the working life of a sheepdog and their farmyard friends. Make sure you are at the arena at 1.45pm and 3.05pm.

Circus Skills Workshop

New to the Carnival for this year, the committee welcome Scott Poleykett, who will be running a Circus Workshop. Look out for his brightly coloured stall and take part in the many free activities on offer. The Circus Workshop offers children and adults the opportunity to have a go at various circus skills such as plate spinning, diabolos, fun wheel and stilt walking.
If you enjoy the activities then there will also be a chance to buy various circus bits on the day such as plates, diabolos and magic wands, to help you practice your skills at home. So if the circus life is for you why not look out for Scotty on the Field and give it a go?

Mia and the Blackhawks

Returning this year are Mia and the Blackhawks, but this time with two sets, one at 3.40pm and one at 4.30pm. The band are a female-fronted tribute to classic rock, bringing you a homage to all things loud, with bands such as AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Guns N’ Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ozzy Osbourne and many more. Classic anthems you will know and love, all given a Blackhawks twist.

Tug of War – Battle of the Villages!

IMG_06081At 4.15pm in the main arena, we have a change to our usual Tug of War event. This year the winners of the Village Shield from the last two years, based at The Dog Inn will take on new challengers from our neigbouring village, Curdworth. Let the battle begin – with the pride of the village at stake!

Dance Displays

zumbaWe welcome Nouveau Street Dancers (1.30pm) and Dazzlers (2.20pm) to the main arena for some great dance displays, then there’s the chance to have a go yourself when Rebecca Charles hosts an open session of Zumba dancing at 2.50pm.


Plus lots more

In addition there will be plenty of stalls and attractions including Stanworth’s fair who have attended the carnival for the last few years, so make sure you don’t miss what should be a highlight in the village’s calendar once again.