It is all systems go for this weekends’s hugely anticipated Honiton Carnival.
The last on the East Devon Circuit this year, the grand procession will take place on Saturday (October 26).
Led by Honiton Fire Brigade, the carnival will start at 7.30pm. The fire crew will be closely followed by Honiton Twirlstars and the carnival’s royal float. Look out for the Devon Truck Show.
The procession will set off from Ottery Moor Lane and proceed along High Street to Monkton Road.
Honiton and District Carnival Committee says: “The entrants you will see have been working on their creations for the last 12 months to produce the colourful, illuminated entries that form the procession. There is a massive amount of work that goes into creating a carnival entry which is all done by volunteers who give up their spare time for the enjoyment of the crowds.”
Be a Honiton Carnival official collector
Spectators are asked to put any spare change in collection buckets to support the future of carnival and local organisations that benefit.
There will be a competition for the Best Dressed Collector with a cash prize up for grabs. To be an official collection, just turn up at the Marshal Station in Ottery Moor Lane by 6.45pm in your costume – ready to pick up your official collection bucket and be judged.”
Road closures will be in place prior to the carnival and during the procession.
This year’s generous carnival sponsors are: Duralife Windows; House of Hair; Beauty by Bev; Honiton Carpets; To and Fro; MKM Building Supplies; Paul Richards Motors; E. A. Dodd & Son; East Devon Garden Care; R. T. Delve; J. R. Layzell & Sons; Betteridge Beds’ Ali’s Kebabs; Thomas Westcott; Honiton Garage; Chippy Joe’s.