Join the Carnival on Sunday 27th July

The hotels and campsites are already fully booked by people expecting another brilliant show within the nine day Monmouth Festival of free music. We believe it is this unique partnership of two groups of passionate volunteers that keeps the Carnival show on the road when so many other towns have given up. We calculate that Monmouth’s carnival will be 39 years old this year and that’s the revived version! 

Don’t leave it too late to plan your costume for the grand cavalcade down Monnow Street. Or will you be concentrating on preparing your prized vehicle to drive down?

The five categories you can choose from are:

Large Float                        the best one wins a prize of £100 and the silver Perpetual Cup
Best Vintage Vehicle                                                         The John Blake Shield 
Best Other vehicle                                                                   £75
Best Walking Group                                                                £50
Best Individual                                                                         £25

By writing a sentence explaining why you would like to represent ‘The Spirit of Monmouth’, you can enter the competition to ride down in a classic open topped car. Entries close on 12th July.   

Monmouth has an enviable record of stunning, noisy parades to live up to. Who could forget the Scouts’ Rolls Royce or Wyesham’s enchanting swarm of Busy Bees ,the dancers from the Attik or Rockfield’s 101Dalmations?We anticipate the historic friendly rivalry between the fantastic float-builders. Who remembers the Fire Service’s Shrek? Who knows what Wyesham Social Club or Savoy Youth Theatre will overwhelm us with this time? Millbrook Garden Centre sets its own  standard of creativity higher every year. So far the biggest vehicle to register is a London bus and the smallest a miniature steam roller, but you could beat that by entering your bicycle or mobility scooter or even skate board.

We set off from Priory Street at 2pm and finish for presentation of prizes on the Festival site
cattle market carpark. After the presentations, there will be live music on the stage throughout the afternoon.

Entry to the carnival is free but advance registration is compulsory. Pick up a form from CarCare in Monnow Street, The Shirehall ,phone 07762468903 or contact