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New Shepton Carnival App!

Shepton Mallet Carnival now has a Carnival App – which can be used to look up the details of Carnival,

Shepton Collecting Float

Collecting Cart

Huckyduck, One for the Road

Marina Sydenham, Graffitti Villains

King William, No Mans Land

PC Mike, Mike Daniels

Nunsford Nutters, Battle of Portaloo

Renegades, Ganesshes Journey Home

Glastonbury High Street



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. Traditionallyheld 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 continuing to Burnham on Sea,Weston-Super-Mare, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Wells, 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.

Cheque Presentation Evening 22nd March 2019, President Donald Clifford and Vice Chairman John Davis giving cheques to local charities and clubs.
Cheque Presentation 2019
Marketeers, Consider Yourself
Wills CC, Getysburg
Wills CC, Getysburg
Masqueraders, CC, Consider Yourself
Master of the House
Shambles CC, Back to the 80`s
Shambles, back to the 80`s
Ramblers CC, Barnums Parade
Ramblers, barnums Parade

Next Meeting Monday 21st October 2019, The Thatched Cottage, Shepton Mallet 7.30 pm New Members Welcome, Please come and join us.

Also Thursday 28th November

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 2018 Bridgwater Carnival and 2019 Calendar direct from Shepton Mallet Carnival Committee. TO ORDER


Haynes Motor Museum

Directions and more info

Shambles, Back to the 80`s

Gremlins, Highway to Hell

Aliens, Wonderland

British Flag, Voodoo Attack

Eclipse, Mhusika

Gorgons, Engine Room

Marshals at Glastonbury Carnival

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