sheringham-carnival

Sheringham Carnival

This bustling little seaside town, with its Blue Flag beaches, is the perfect place for family holidays.

Welcome to Sheringham Carnival

There are events and entertainment throughout the year. Many of them are organised by Sheringham Carnival Association, whose aim is to promote the town as a holiday destination and to foster our community spirit.

Carnival itself takes place in August. A full programme is made available in local shops and businesses from May onwards, for a small fee. The Carnival will also post them out to you if you contact them.

The Carnival Association is staffed entirely by volunteers, so please help us to continue our work by donating your loose change in the collection buckets.

Please visit our website: www.sheringamcarnival.com and go to our Facebook page for up to date information on our events: www.Facebook.com/Sheringham Carnival (official)

From an array of events the Carnival arranges these are some favourites:-

Sheringham-Carnival

Street Races & The Annual Parade

 

This is one of the liveliest of carnival events and guaranteed to thrill and get you wet! There is a safe zone by the Town clock, where water and flour are banned for more vulnerable people, and also for those who wish to stay dry, Please note eggs and hard objects are prohibited and anyone throwing these will be asked to leave the arena area by the marshals.

Sheringham-Viking-Festival

Viking Festival

A week of viking themed activities with battles and reenactments culminates in a torch lit parade following the Scira viking ship. A ceremonial boat burning takes places on the beach afterwards.

Sheringham-Classic-Cars-Rally

Classic Car & Bike Show

The Classic Car Festival fills the town with as many as 400 classic cars who park up along the High Street. It is now recognised as one of the best car festivals in East Anglia, and visitors proximity to the cars creates a great atmosphere.

Crab-and-Lobster-Festival

The Crab & Lobster Festival

We all come together to celebrate our fishing heritage.

Sheringham-Raft-Race

Raft Race

Home-made rafts crewed by crazy people try to out-paddle each other in pursuit of the winners’ trophy.

Sand-Sculptures-Sheringham

Sand Sculpture Competition

Taking advantage of our beautiful seaside location, we also have a Sand Sculpture Competition and a Tide Fight down on the beach during Carnival Week.

Carnival-Queen

The Carnival Queen

Every year, we select a local lady as ‘Carnival Queen’, as well as two ‘Attendants’ and a ‘Prince’ and ‘Princess’. This ‘royal’ family has duties including: presenting prizes to competition winners, visiting senior citizens at some of the town’s care homes and representing Sheringham at Cromer Carnival.

sheringham-carnival

So please, one and all, come to Sheringham and enjoy our hospitality!

Much More Than Just The Carnival…

Our work doesn’t just stop at organising the Carnival. We also help to host a range of fantastic events throughout the year. These include;

Sheringham-40s-Weekend-

1940’s Weekend

The North Norfolk Railway hosts a 1940s Weekend in September, with steam train rides and classic buses. Everybody gets dolled up in the fashions of the day and a great time is had by all.

Beeston-Bump

Three Peaks (Norfolk) Challenge

People of all ages scale three local hills to raise money for charity. This also helps underline the fact that, contrary to popular opinion, Norfolk really has some serious hills, with fabulous sea views!

Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson Bikes Ride-Out

Every year we welcome a large number (typically 400+) of Harley Davidson bikes and their riders to the town centre. These gleaming, throaty Hogs really are a sight to behold.

Vintage-Tea-Party

Vintage Tea Party

This popular annual event is hosted by Sheringham WI and features live entertainment, a vintage quiz and an endless supply of tea, cakes and sandwiches. Make sure you get your tickets early as they sell out quickly. Tickets are available from the Carnival Caravan.

Sheringham-Christmas-Lights

Christmas Lights Switch-On

At the end of November, the kids ride illuminated bikes through the town and gather at the Clock Tower for the Christmas lights switch-on ceremony.

fireworks

Grand Firework Display

Carnival Week itself culminates in a Grand Firework Display, preceded by a torchlight procession through the town, accompanied by a Lone Piper.

Sheringham-Carnival-Vikings

The Carnival Association is staffed entirely by volunteers, so please help us to continue our work by donating your loose change in the collection buckets.

Get Involved

Please visit our website: www.sheringamcarnival.com and go to our Facebook page for up to date information on our events: www.Facebook.com/Sheringham Carnival (official)