Ashington Carnival 2011

Ashington Carnival 2011

The sun shone on Ashington Festival this year, and thousands of people came along making a fantastic day and a real community spirit. The Carnival was one of our biggest with a lot of floats and walking groups, majorettes, belly dancers, vintage vehicles and lots of people in fancy dress. And didn’t our Princess and Attendants look beautiful and her Pageboys very handsome. The Best Float was won by Chanctonbury Playgroup and the Best Walking group was won by Alfie’s Formula One Racing Team and the overall winner of the two groups who won the £100 prize was the Chanctonbury Playgroup, well done to them. The winner of the Fancy Dress was Cruella De vil, Annie Francis.

The Recreation Ground was full of all sorts of stalls, animals and sideshows and Harris Brother’s funfair. The main arena act was a brilliant mountain bike stunt display team who stunned the audience with their dare devil stunts.

In the evening the atmosphere carried on with a live band and disco outside, and a fantastic firework display, one of the best yet, which marked the end of a brilliant day.

The Festival Committee have written to village clubs and organisations offering them small grants for equipment for their groups as they wish to support village activities.

We would like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors and to everyone who worked hard to help us on the day, making it a great success that it was. And we hope to see you all next year on the 18th of August 2012.

Live Music, Food, Car Boot Sale, Family Fun Events - Come and Join us!