Carnival & Sports

Doddington Carnival
The Doddington Carnival & Sports is held every year on the first Saturday of July. The event dates back to 1922, and the 2015 celebration is on July 4th – and there’s plenty you can still enter, as you can see below.

Enter A Float For the Carnival:

Don’t forget the theme this year is American Entertainment and we welcome floats from organisations, families, groups of neighbours, individuals or just groups of friends who get together and want to have fun. And this year, the Committee is offering tractors, lorries, trailers, drivers and building spaces to make it even easier for anyone to build a float (click for more information). Please contact Jason Shepherd (079807 95398) if you want to enter a float, need a trailer etc.

Enter the Tug-Of-War Competition:

We have been asked if we could hold a Tug-of-War event again on Carnival Day. To enter your team, call: 078678 05785.

Enter the Scarecrow Competition:

We will be running the Scarecrow Competition again this year. For full details and application form please contact: Nicky Hornsby by email ( or phone (740154).

Enter the Soap-Box Competitions:

For more details please call Mike Manze: 740068.

Adverts for the Carnival program:

We will soon be starting to put together the Carnival program and obviously look for business to support us with their advertising.  Did you realise the adverts aren’t just in the program they also go onto the website? Are you interested in promoting your business and supporting the community at the same time – please let us know if you are.

Our next Carnival & Sports meeting:

Our next meeting is on Thursday 12th June at 8.00 pm at The George. If you would like to come along or give your apologies then please tell our Secretary – Nicky Hornsby at or call 740154.

Minutes of last meeting

Calling all boys & girls who attend Lionel Walden School or live in the village & who will be aged 10 or 11 years on 4th July 2015!

Would you like the honour of becoming this year’s Doddington Village Sports & Carnival Prince or Princess? If the answer is ‘yes’ then simply come along to our Family Disco at Doddington Village Hall on Saturday 9th May (please see poster for more details). Application forms are available from Doddington Post Office Stores or can be completed on the night. The lucky winners’ names will be picked from a box at random during the Disco.


Carnival Day is drawing closer. Don’t forget if you would like to enter a float, we can provide a lorry & trailer, an area to assemble your float, straw bales & lots of helpful hints & tips. There is no entry fee, simply get in touch & let us know your float name & theme.


Jason 07980795398. Email Facebook Doddington Carnival & Sports.

Further dates for the diary:

A 1940’s Dance, celebrating 70 years anniversary of VE Day.  Saturday 16th May at Doddington Village Hall, 7.30-11.30pm. The 1940’s Homefront and the Blitz Dancers, dancing to 1940’s music and giving lessons to everyone. Bar and Raffle. Tickets £7.50 each available from Doddington Post Office, by emailing or calling Emily on 740813. Period dress encouraged.

To see the Doddington Carnival website click here

One thought on “Carnival & Sports

    Estelle said:
    July 1, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I have just looked through both local papers and could not find details of the carnival in either!

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