Making music at four villages carnival

Last year's carnival procession
Last year's carnival procession

It’s carnival time again for the villages of Edlesborough, Eaton Bray, Northall and Dagnall on Saturday (July 5).

Music is this year’s theme for St Mary’s Carnival on Edlesborough Green for decorating floats and houses on the procession route.

In the past 20 years the event has raised more than £200,000 for local charities, organisations and repairs to the historic church in Eaton Bray. This year the primary charities are the Leighton First Responders and 1st Eaton Bray and Edlesborough Scouts.

The procession leaves The Orchards in Eaton Bray at 12.30pm accompanied by a range of local characters, this year dressed to a musical theme, arriving at Edlesborough Green 45 minutes later. Attractions include Magic Dave children’s entertainer, Birds of Bray wild bird display, Dan Cordell chainsaw wood carver, family dog show with sausage race, the Charmborough Ring portable bell tower and a classic vehicles display.

There will be more than 120 charity and independent stalls offering food, games, competitions, raffles – from plant stalls to hook the duck and barbecues to tennis coaching.

The funfair has even more attractions this year, with the big Ferris wheel, the rotating wall of death, roundabouts for all ages and a whole array of huge inflatable castles, slides and assault courses.