List of Events for Carnival Week
SATURDAY 10TH – SATURDAY 17TH AUGUST 2024
These may be subject to change of time and location dependant on weather.
Saturday-Opening Ceremony and Field Sports
TIME: 2.00pm LOCATION: The Green near the roundabout, Marquee open from 11.00am, sponsored by Wessex Marine.
This year the ceremonial opening of Carnival Week will be conducted by HM Lord Lieutenant, Susie Sheldon.
The 4-mile fun run around the River Yar will be leaving from the green at 2.00pm. Registration opens at 1.15pm in the marquee, from where you will be able to pick up an entry form or download below.
Marquee-Sponsored by Wessex Marine www.wessexmarine.co.uk
Fun Run supported by Sebastian & Mary Taylor
entry fee £5.00.
Field sports will begin as soon as the runners are off . The usual races for toddlers to adults. Bring a picnic and enjoy the fun. Cakes and Tea courtesy of the RLNI
Come along with your dinghy and enter this popular event. There is no specific theme this year so anything goes. From 4.00pm, location River Yar just off The Green Awards for groups and individuals.
Monday-Cycling, Crabbing, Brew for the Crew, Yellow Wellie Throwing
TREASURE HUNT TIME: 11.00am LOCATION: On The Green
Collect your clues for both adults and children. The hunt will start at 11.00am. Once you have finished return to the marquee with your answers. A big thank you to David Hutchison for putting this hunt together – enjoy it
CRABBING ON THE RIVER YAR TIME: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Bring your own crab line and bucket. There will be bait available but you may wish to bring your own secret recipe. Caught crabs will then be taken to the Marquee for the official weigh in. All children must wear buoyancy aids.
This event is kindly sponsored by the Blue Crab Restaurant http://thebluecrab.co.uk
Wednesday-Kite Flying, Cycling Skills, Field Fun, Fishing Competition
KITE FLYING ON THE GREEN TIME: From 10.00am
Field Fun Sponsored by the Terrace http://theterraceiow.co.uk
Come along to the Green and bring your kites to have some fun.
Prizes will be awarded. This event is weather dependent.
FISHING COMPETITION TIME: 6.00pm – 8.00pm LOCATION: The Pier
Head to the pier and compete for the heaviest, the smallest and the most unusual fish. We strongly advise that children should wear buoyancy aids and be supervised. Sponsor: Black Rock Charters http://blackrockcharters.co.uk
Thursday-Historical Talk, Dog & Pet show, Pirates on the Pier
HISTORICAL TALK TIME: 11.00am LOCATION: Royal Solent Yacht Club
Kevin Shaw will once again enthral us with one of his historical talks – what will the subject be this year? Join us at the Yacht Club,
enjoy the view, a coffee and listen to the talk.
Entrance is free but please ensure that your pets are insured
PIRATES ON THE PIER TIME: 6.30pm LOCATION: Yarmouth Pier. Join us on the pier dressed as a pirate and discover the treasure.
During the evening The Gossips Café will be putting on a special pirate themed menu!
Sponsored by Gossips http://gossipscafe.co.uk
Friday-Sandcastles, Teddy Bear’s Picnic
SANDCASTLE COMPETITION TIME: 11.00am LOCATION: Sandhard Beach.
Bring your imagination, buckets and spades and get building. There will be a water taxi to take you to the beach and judging will take place at 12.00pm. Many thanks to Spence Willard http://spencewillard.co.uk for sponsoring this popular event and who will also be judging the creations.
TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC TIME: 3.00pm LOCATION: Garden of The Deacons, High Street (the garden with the sheep!) If the weather is inclement, this will take place in the Marquee. Bring your favourite teddy bear, picnic or treat, dance and listen to A J Entertainers (who proved such a success last year). Enormous thanks to Anne Vernon for the use of her garden and sponsoring this popular annual event and for Sailor Ted for supplying the prizes http://sailorted.com.
Saturday-Parade & Prize Giving
THE PARADE TIME: moving off at 4.00pm LOCATION: The Main Green-Winners of our competitions will be awarded at the Parade
Sponsored by Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners http://yarmouth-harbour.co.uk
TIME: Prize giving for competitions at 3.00pm followed by the judging at 3.30pm. Moving off at 4.00pm
LOCATION: The Main Green
We hope for a big turnout this year, whether in a vehicle or on foot – everyone is welcome!
Pick up an entry form during the week from the Marquee or download our PDF https://yarmouthcarnival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Yarmouth-Carnival-Entry-Form-1.pdf
DURING THE DAY-Classic cars on the Green from 11.00am
Competitions and Activities-Winners will be awarded before the Parade
Best Decorated House, Window spotting, Limerick Competition Crossword Competition, Marquee Activities & Minature Gardens
Supported by The Wheatsheaf http://wheatsheafyarmouth.co.uk,