What started life as a few stalls and some sports events has changed dramatically since its first event in 1938. It now has additional attractions and an impressive carnival procession through the village; the mainstay of the modern event. Th
This year, the first ever Grampound Carnival Queens, Mrs Pauline Whetter & Mrs Stella Juleff, will be returning to oversee the fun, which will commence at 3pm when Mayor of Truro, John Tamblyn, officially opens the proceedings.
Carnival Committee Chairman Phil Mannell told Roseland Online “I am pleased to say that the carnival is back, in no small part thanks to the year-round dedication of the Carnival Committee members and those who assist us, as well as the much-appreciated generosity of the village, countywide and even national organisations that support our fundraising efforts.’
Village organisations will provide stalls and attractions in the Grampound Community Hall and there will also be a bouncy castle, zumba demonstration, hog roast, duck race & children’s games amongst other features.
The Carnival Procession will be held at 6pm which this year features both The Bugle & Indian Queens Silver Bands, The Truro School of Sambda Band & Dancers and The Hornets Cornish Street Band. There will also be the usual floats, walking entries and carnival queens who turn up on the day to entertain carnival spectators with the results of their weeks of preparations.
In the evening there will be entertainment in the Community Hall provided by The Motown Pirates from 9pm and a licenced bar in operation from 2.30-11pm.
Phil added, “By necessity the fete has needed to be restricted this year as a consequence of the recreation ground work, so there will be no parking available on site. However some parking will be available close by & street marshals will be happy to assist. We are confident, though, that there will be no restrictions on the amount of fun attendees will have and hope this Diamond Jubilee year will prove to be our most popular carnival yet!”