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Thursday, 01 February 2018 13:46

February Update

Last year the weather gave us the run around during Carnival Week. We had to cancel Sports Night and Picnic in the Park was a soggy affair BUT it was still a jolly good laugh. Thanks to those that did brave the weather! The newly added Car Quest went from strength to strength and cemented itself into our Carnival Week. As ever our quiz, skittles & bingo nights were hugely supported too. The procession itself was an ode to the past in its variety and length. Its so pleasing to see Carnival Week going from strength to strength, year after year.

This year at our Annual General Meeting we were able to give donations to The Dartmoor Vale Rotary Club, Bovey Tracey Garden Club (formerly The Horticultural Society), Wolfpack AFB, Devon & Cornwall Police, Firefighters Benevolent Fund, Tina Richardson for the Christmas Lights and Ashburton Dartmoor Search & Rescue. Going forward, the committee have decided to have a charity of the year and all monies raised will go to them. For the year of 2018 we have chosen Wolfpack AFB. We hope we can help them raise more money towards their great cause of ex service personnel in need.

As well as the success of Carnival Week we also had huge support for our Street Fayre during the Christmas Light Switch On. The street was so full, Santa and our Town Mayor Avril had to walk to the switch on as our float couldn’t get through!

Going into 2018 we have big news on our website – we have gone LIVE! Please pop over and see what we have so far at  It will be the ‘go to’ place to find out everything that is Carnival related!

We have plenty of dates for your diary. All of the favourites plus a new and really exciting one – a SUMMER BALL! This will be held at Bovey Tracey Golf Centre and will include food, live music and entertainment. We are in the early stages of planning this event but as updates come we shall post them on our Facebook page.

We start with

Saturday 28th July

Picnic in the Park in Marsh Mill Park 5-11pm

Sunday 29th July

Carnival Car Quest Start point at Station Road car park from midday

Monday 30th July

Carnival Bingo at The Dolphin Hotel Eyes down 7pm

Carnival Darts at The Bell Inn 8pm start

Tuesday 31st July

Quiz Night at The Dolphin Hotel at 7.30pm

Wednesday 1st August

Carnival Skittles at the Dolphin Hotel at 7.30pm

Thursday 2nd August

Sports Night at the Recreation Ground by the swimming pool at 6.30pm

Friday 3rd August

Carnival SUMMER BALL at Bovey Tracey Golf Centre. Food, music, dancing and much more.

Saturday 4th August

Procession Day Starting at The Old Town Hall and proceeding on its usual route which will finish at Pottery Road/Thorns Cross. We are also delighted to have the Fireworks Display in Mill Marsh park at 10pm kindly organised by Funlands Funfair

Sunday 5th August

Sunday Funday & Dog Show at Mill Marsh Park from 12.30. There will be family friendly events and activities including stalls, food and beer tents and so much more.

Monday 6th August

Carnival Grand Draw At The Bell Inn @ 7.30pm


To keep an eye on all of our events you can keep up to date by joining us at Or If you would like to get involved with the carnival in any way please email Rob Pettit on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07783427852. Or come along to a meeting at 8pm on the 3rd Monday of every month at The Bell Inn.

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