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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

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.

Reserving and keeping seats warm for North Petherton residents !!!! This is before the coffee arrives !!!! Notice this is men only!!!!

Is this what marshals realy do?

Day of the Dead, Gremlins cc


The Great Fire of London, Hucky Duck CC


Support us!
Click HERE to see how you can support us and ensure that Shepton Mallet Carnival continues and we have a safe and fun event

Next Meeting Monday 27th February 2017

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

2016 Results


Haynes Motor MuseumDirections and more info

Presentation Dinner and DanceHaynes Motor MuseumSparkford Saturday 17th December 2016


Would you like to become a sponsor or patron of Shepton Mallet Carnival ? read more here


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 2016 Bridgwater Carnival and 2017 Calendar direct from Shepton Mallet carnival Committee. TO ORDER

2016 Carnival DVD

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