Experience the Magic of Somerset’s Carnival Season: A Feast for the Senses!
When October & November come knocking on the door, Somerset awakens with a burst of colour, music, and excitement. It’s that time of the year when the county comes alive with the infectious energy of carnival season. As the days grow shorter and the air turns crisp, communities from Bridgwater to Weston-Super-Mare gather to celebrate their rich traditions and showcase their creativity in a spectacle that’s truly awe-inspiring.
So, what exactly is Somerset’s carnival season all about, and why should you mark your calendar for this October & November? Let’s dive into the heart of these lively festivities and explore the magic that awaits you.
A Whirlwind of Colour and Creativity
The Somerset carnival season is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. It’s a mesmerizing fusion of art, music, and community spirit. Imagine extravagant floats adorned with thousands of twinkling lights, moving to the rhythm of lively tunes, while performers in stunning costumes dazzle the crowds. It’s a visual feast that leaves a lasting impression.
These magnificent parades take place in various towns across Somerset, including Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Glastonbury, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Wells, and Weston-Super-Mare. Each location adds its unique flavor to the festivities, making every carnival a distinct and memorable experience.
Save the Date
The October carnival season kicks off with the Ilminster Carnival – Saturday, 7th October 2023 at 7:15 pm. It’s a dazzling spectacle that sets the bar high for the rest of the season. The streets of Ilminster come alive with illuminated floats, dance troupes, and an electric atmosphere that’s impossible to resist.
But the excitement doesn’t end there. Somerset continues to sparkle with a series of carnival dates that you won’t want to miss:
- Wincanton Carnival – Friday, 13th October 2023 at 7:30 pm.
- Chard Carnival – Saturday, 14th October 2023 at 7:30 pm.
- Taunton Carnival – Saturday, 21st October 2023 at 7:00 pm.
- Bridgwater Carnival – Saturday, 4th November 2023 at 6:15 pm.
- North Petherton Carnival – Saturday, 11th November 2023 at 7 pm.
- Wells Carnival – Friday, 17th November 2023 at 7:00 pm.
- Glastonbury Carnival – Saturday, 18th November 2023 at 6:30 pm.
A Feast for the Senses
The Somerset carnival season isn’t just about the vibrant parades; it’s also a culinary delight. Local vendors line the streets, offering a tantalizing array of street food, from traditional pies and pasties to international delicacies. The aroma of sizzling treats fills the air, providing the perfect accompaniment to the festivities.
Join the Celebration
Now that you’re acquainted with Somerset’s carnival season, there’s only one thing left to do—join the celebration! So, mark your calendars, prepare to be dazzled, and get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and community spirit that define Somerset’s carnival season. It’s an extraordinary celebration of life, creativity, and togetherness that will leave you with cherished memories and a heart full of joy.
Why not make your experience even more special by staying at Pitts Farm Cottages? Our cottages offer a cozy retreat amidst the excitement of the carnival season. After an evening of revelry, unwind in the comfort of our cottages where you can relax by the fireplace and share stories of the evening’s festivities.
Book your stay with us and let the magic of carnival season in Somerset come alive.
We look forward to welcoming you!