Witney  Carnival 2016

Arthur Harold Bill Goodwin

Arthur Bill

 Harold (Chair)Goodwin

Carnival Committee

Witney Carnival will take place on The Leys Recreation Ground on Saturday 8th July 2016. The Carnival Procession through the town centre will leave at 11:00am, with the official opening at 12:30pm.

 Entry to the Carnival is FREE


Traditionally there has always been an annual carnival in Witney but the organisation and format of the present day carnival has only evolved over the past 28 years. The Lions Club of Witney used to hold an annual ‘Fun Run and Gala' on a field at Cogges. As it grew in size they moved the event to the Leys Recreation Ground in the centre of Witney and asked The Rotary Club and Round Table Club to help with the organisation.

The 2120 (Witney) Squadron Air Training Corps joined the organising committee when it was suggested by the Witney Town Council that we combined the Witney Gala with the Air Training Corps Pig roast team warming upMay Day Fair which was also held on the Leys.

Today the Carnival Committee comprises of members of all the four service clubs. Entrance is free to the public so we very much rely on the generosity of our regular sponsors, Witney Town Council, Witney Town Charitable Trust, Newsquest, Witney Gazette and all other sponsors of individual events and members of the public who purchase Raffle Tickets.

All profits are divided between the four clubs who distribute them throughout the year to deserving causes in the Witney area.

To contact the club Carnival Committee please click HERE

2016 Carnival

Times for the Carnival's Procession and Arena Events...

11.00am Start of procession and judging 

Arena Events
12.30pm Official opening of Witney Carnival 2016

Other events to be confirmed

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