The Carnival week runs from Thursday to Sunday lunchtime and the highlight is the Saturday Carnival Day which is a smashing community event for all the family.
With over 5,000 visitors and lots of people sporting cowboys and Indians costumes as part of the Wild West theme, the Tring Carnival was back last Saturday for its 6th year. Highlights were the procession through the town (including children from Bishop Wood, Goldfield and Dundale schools), the Tring Brewery bar (with 32 guest beers) and the Tring Youth Council dog show (with a record 70 entries). The procession gathered in the arena for a warm welcome from the Mayor Councillor Mike Hicks and Master of Ceremonies Mr Nigel Froment, and then the fancy dress competition was judged, with the cup going to Art4fun. There then followed an afternoon of arena fun including line dancing where the crowd were invited to join in, the local Shotokan karate display and D Beats Dance Academy. The main arena act were The Lawmen, an American historical re-enactment group from Bristol, who retold the story of Annie Oakley in a story entitled “The Outlaws Revenge”
Carnival organiser Steffi Buse said:-
“We would like to thank everyone that made the Carnival a great family day out; all the volunteers, all the people who joined the parade and everyone that came to enjoy the day. And we thank our lucky stars for the good weather that held over the town for the day! We estimate that over £20,000 will have been raised for good causes during the day.”
After a break for the summer the Carnival committee will be planning the theme for 2017, so if you have any good ideas please contact Vivianne via firstname.lastname@example.org