Had a ball at the 2019 Market Carnival? Want to see what’s planned for the 2020 Carnival?
Need to get planning your float and want to know what the theme is going to be next year?

Then you’re in the right place…

The 2020 carnival is coming…








…and all the latest information on the hottest Carnival in town
(and award winning at that) can be found right here…

So what’s happening for 2020?

It’s taking place on Saturday 13th June 2020, and our theme is One Moment in Time.

Whether that’s a historical event, sporting victory, our Chairman’s birthday, let your imagination run wild and get those creative juices flowing to create your float.

We’ll be releasing more information throughout the year as it gets closer to the time, but if you’d like to book a float, have a stall, get yourself on our entertainment roster or look at our sponsorship packages, then please do get in touch with one of the team, detailed below.

Carnival Day:

Here’s a summary of how things go down…

The Parade & Floats

The Parade Starts @ 10:45 on Burnmill Road and will parade through the town, along Coventry Road, East Farndon Road, Welland Park Road, Northampton Road and then finish on St Mary’s Road at the showground entrance.

2020 Theme

This Year’s theme is A Moment in Time, We would like you to get carried away and decorate your floats around a moment in time. This could be the 1966 world cup or even the swinging sixties! Your entries need to be made by January 31st with your top 3 choices. We will then confirm by February 14th what your allocated moment will be. This is to make sure we don’t receive any duplicates.


We will be using the same voting system as last year, where we will have manned sealed containers where people can vote using coins. The winner will be the one with the MOST coins, NOT the value. Where there is a tie, the value will be taken into account.


Watch this space for the full event listing to be announced nearer the time.

But you can be assured that it will be full of fun and exciting local acts and entertainment.

And the fun doesn’t stop at 5…

Join us for our Evening Programme of local bands including the Smarties.

Bring a rug or chairs, dust off your dancing shoes and carry on carnivalling with us until 9pm!

Trade Stalls

The Carnival is all about showcasing the wonderful array of local produce and displaying stalls from local businesses.

We’re already booking in stalls for 2019, so to be in with a chance of securing your spot, then you need to get in contact now.

Stalls cost £50 for trade, £125 for food stalls.

For more information, contact Catherine and Alison on tradestalls@harboroughcarnival.co.uk

Our Awesome Team

Paul Milligan
Paul Milligan

Chairman & general enquiries

Caroline George
Caroline George

Vice Chair & Sponsorsip

Sarah Whelband
Sarah Whelband

Parade Floats

Catherine & Alison
Catherine & Alison

Trade Stands

Bev Brown
Bev Brown


Lucy Slonecki
Lucy Slonecki


Other Key Helpers: Darren Iliffe, Chris Wells, Jake Godding & Rotaract Market Harborough


Volunteers always welcome!