Carnival time in Horsley Woodhouse

This year’s Horsley Woodhouse Carnival takes place on Saturday, July 19.

Organised by the Horsley Woodhouse Community Association, the popular annual event starts from 1pm with the traditional procession through the village to the Sitwell Recreation Ground.

There is a £2 entry fee for adults with a ‘lucky’ programme on entry. Admission for children is free.

This year, organisers have introduced terrier racing at the event, plus Nesta’s Ark, which will give you the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with some wonderful creatures.

In addition, this year’s Horsley Woodhouse Carnival features the return of the Art and Craft Tent, due to its popularity last year.

There will also be a Fun Tug of War Competition for adults and children, pony rides, children’s races and lots more.

The Fun Dog Show, which is run by the Neighbourhood Watch Association, returns again

Heage Brass Band will be playing during the afternoon, along with the two marching band displays.

Entries for the Fun Tug of War Competition (children, men’s, women’s and mixed teams of six in a team) can be sent to Vanessa Feeney at