Celebrating the end of Summer!
The Carnival always takes place on the 3rd Saturday in September. It consists of two processions, an afternoon childrens’ procession and an evening illuminated parade. Both parades feature wonderful community floats designed and built by local groups, clubs, schools, organisations, businesses as well as groups of families and friends. Also included within these parades are fantastic marching bands, steam traction engines, dance groups and feature vehicles. Both processions are headed by the wonderful Carnival Queen, led by the Sampsons Percheron Horses!
As well as the processions, there are street entertainers, music bands, live entertainment, arts and crafts stalls on The Village Green, fireworks and the huge Adlam’s Fun Fare that all also take place on the day.
The Ringwood Carnival Committee ensures the Carnival runs smoothly every year and consists of only a small group of local people. These volunteers give a huge amount of time free of charge – all for the love of their town! If you want to get involved, join this fantastic team or just help out, please click here.