Carnival Week 2020

Friday 2nd October

Carnival Concert - Last Night of the Proms - CANCELLED

with Gillingham Imperial Silver Band
7:30pm at the Methodist Church
Includes the crowning of the Princess and Attendants.
Admission - Adults £5.00 - Accompanied Children £2.00

Sunday 4th October

Window Spotting Competition - Starts Today

The Gillingham Window Oddity Spotting Competition runs throughout Carnival Week.
Entry forms are available from Cullingford Carpets from Friday 2nd October.
Entry Free although donations would be gratefully received

Adobe Acrobat Format:   2020 Window Spotting Entry Form (PDF)  Acrobat Document Icon

Open Fishing Competition - CANCELLED

7.00am Lodden Lakes
Entry Forms from Gillingham Fishing Club
For details contact Dave Sealy 01747 823159

Walking Treasure Hunt - CANCELLED

Start 2:00pm at Gillingham Social Club, Hardings Lane (Just past RiversMeet)
Finish at 4:00pm for marking, a rest and a cup of tea.
Entry £2.00 per family
Prizes and the Murray Hawkins Dental Practice Trophy

Monday 5th October

Grand Carnival Prize Bingo at the Vicarage Schoolroom - CANCELLED

Eyes Down 7:45pm

Tuesday 6th October


At the Youth Centre, Cemetery Road. Doors open 12.30pm, Judging 1.00pm.
Entry £2.00
Age groups:
  • 0-6 months
  • 7-9 months
  • 10-18 months
  • 19-24 months
All entries must live in SP8 postal code

Wednesday 7th October

Quiz Night - CANCELLED

7.30pm at the Coronation Club
Teams of 4, £1.00 per person entry

Thursday 8th October

Coles Funfair - CANCELLED

6.00pm onwards
Special Night

Rockit Choir Concert - CANCELLED

7:30pm at the Methodist Church
Admission - Adults £7.00

Friday 4th October

Coles Funfair - CANCELLED

6.00pm onwards

Darts Pairs - CANCELLED

8.00pm at the Coronation Club - £2.00 per person.
Win the Frank Lane Memorial Cup and £100.00 Cash Prizes

Knockout Skittles - CANCELLED

From 8.00pm at the Coronation Club
Entry on the night £1.00 per hand.
Win the Timepiece Trophy and Cash Prizes

Saturday 10th October

Carnival Duck Race - CANCELLED

From 10am at the High Street Car Park

Children's Procession - CANCELLED

  • 1.30pm Assembly at Gillingham Primary School
  • 2.00pm Judging
  • 3.00pm Children's Procession - Primary School to Queen Street
See map for procession route information.

Coles Funfair - CANCELLED

Opens 2.00pm

Evening Procession - CANCELLED

All events take place through the High Street, unless otherwise noted.
  • From 4.00pm Assembly at Brickfields Business Park, Move-off 7.15pm, Judging En-Route.
  • 6.45pm Parade of Bands
    • Gillingham Imperial Silver Band
    • Shaftesbury Silver Band
    • Dolphin Youth Marching Band
    • Dorset Youth Marching Band - The Quarterjacks
  • 7.15pm "A Cavalcade Of Steam" - CANCELLED
    • followed by
  • Majorette Parade - CANCELLED
    • Castle Cary Cygnets
    • Enigma
    • Stardust
    • The Dovecote Diamonds
    • Merriott Majorettes
      • followed by
  • 7.15pm The Grand Illuminated Procession - CANCELLED - Brickfields Business Park to Bay Road
See map for procession route information.