Welcome to Duffield Carnival’s website. We hope you will enjoy browsing through our plans and visiting our past. Carnival Week 2017 runs from Sunday 18th June – Sunday 25th June 2017. Many events are being planned for your entertainment so put it in your diaries.
Would you like to be involved in the 2018 Carnival? If YES then you are invited to come along to our next Carnival Crew meeting. Find out more about the events, meet the Carnival Crew, and even give us ideas on how to make this year’s CARNIVAL better than ever.
DUFFIELD CARNIVAL DAY 24th June 2017
The theme this year is “MUSICALS”, interpret this as you will, and get together with school mates, colleagues and friends for the fancy dress parade which is on Sat 24th June. There’s no age limit so you’re all welcome to join in!
Take a look at our photo gallery, it might bring back memories plus you might get some inspiration for this year’s procession.
This year’s events kick off with the crowning of the Carnival Princess and her attendants on Sunday 11th June at St Alkmunds Church’s family fun day.
Voting in the SHOP WINDOW competition will start on Saturday 17th June.
CARNIVAL WEEK begins in earnest with the family TREASURE HUNT, which this year is on Sun 18th June.
The events continue throughout the week at various venues with the ‘DUFFIELD 5’ steeplechase on Monday, starting from Meadows School; the BBQ organised by all the local churches on Tuesday on Eyes Meadow; the children’s SPORTS SPECTACULAR on Wednesday, at Meadows School and a concert by DUFFIELD SINGERS at St Alkmund’s Church; DUFFIELD TENNIS CLUB OPEN DAY on Thursday.
Friday sees the focus switch to the big Marquees on Eyes Meadow with DUFFIELD DYNAMOS staging their PRESENTATION EVENING.
8.00am Saturday morning heralds the big push as volunteers set up the main event (why don’t you come down to help?). You can still make it back to see the Carnival Procession, this leaves Avenue Road at 12.45 (a little earlier than usual). It launches the Carnival Day, from then it is full on till we wind the evening down with live music till nine. See the Carnival Day page for the full programme.
We are presently planning entertainment for the main arena, including a family DOG SHOW organised by Scarsdale Vets. Take a look at the WI ART & CRAFT CHALLENGE exhibits in the Main Marquee (The entry form and guidance notes can be downloaded from this website). Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon and evening. We will be able to enjoy live music from Derwent Valley Wind Band in the afternoon, Breakin’ Rocks, Rogue Embers and THE WAM BAM BAND in the evening. We look forward to welcoming you throughout the week. For more details on the week’s entertainment see the Carnival Events page.
The final event of the week will be Cream Teas provided at the Baptist Church on the Sunday afternoon after Carnival Day.
Duffield Carnival Crew