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Welcome to The SHEPTON MALLET Carnival Committee Website

The site where you will find all your questions answered about Shepton Carnival

Make some noise!!! with our

Thunder Sticks

The difference in buying this novelty item instead of the items from the street sellers is all the proceeds from sales goes directly into the donations pot which is then distributed to local organisations and charities in the Shepton Mallet area.

Thunder Sticks

Once again this year the committee are very grateful to our friends from the local charity ‘Time is Precious

Time is Precious


Shepton Mallet Carnival is part of the Somerset Guy Fawkes Circuit. Traditionally held early November to commemorate the attempted blowing up of the Houses of Parliament. Somerset Carnivals are very highly regarded as the largest spectacular illuminated processions in the world.The Guy Fawkes Circuit starts at Bridgwater then on to Burnham on Sea,Weston-Super-Mare, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Wells, and finishing at Glastonbury for dates please see.

The Somerset Carnivals date back more than 400 years, and are one of the most spectacular unique events in Somerset today. In some of the bigger locations, such as Bridgwater and Glastonbury, you can expect to see crowds of up to 150,000.

Carts as they are referred to in Somerset, are designed and built by dedicated carnival clubs around the West Country. These carnival clubs have many members who raise money throughout the year, and work relentlessly to achieve their spectacular carnival entries. Their completed cart then takes part in the carnival parade along with over 100 other entries, these range from single masqueraders dancing in the streets to 100ft illuminated carnival carts, some with up to 30,000 light bulbs, these will be in the categories of tableau, feature or comic all pulled by decorated tractors.

Carnival is very competitive and entrants are striving to obtain every mark in order to win the coveted trophies. Judging takes place whilst the procession is on the move and the results are made known after the procession has ended, but all aiming to win the prestigious county cup.

Browse our Web site for more information about the Shepton Mallet Carnival. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Shepton Mallet Carnival representative, please e-mail us at: and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Chris and Marcus enjoying Carnival at Weston Super Mare, whatever the weather.

Chris and Marcus enjoy carnival whatever the weather

2016 Cheque Presentation

Next Meeting Monday 5th December 2016

The Thatched Cottage, Shepton Mallet.7.30 pm New Members Welcome Please come and join us


Entries received for Shepton Mallet Carnival 2016


Haynes Motor MuseumDirections and more info

Presentation Dinner and DanceHaynes Motor MuseumSparkford Saturday 17th December 2016
Dinner Tickets - £22.00 Social Tickets - £5.00
Please apply for tickets with payment to; Shepton Mallet Carnival Ltd
Mrs Puddy Tel; 01749 342719


Would you like to become a sponsor or patron of Shepton Mallet Carnival ? read morehere.


Carnival Results 2015


Tel:  01749 342308

Tel: 01963 359013

We are pleased to support Shepton Mallet Carnival and wish it every success.

You are able to buy a DVD of 2015 Bridgwater Carnival direct from Shepton Mallet carnival Committee. TO ORDER


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    2016 Cheque Presentation, link for more pictures.    

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