Not to be missed...

That's all for this year Folks!
It's been a blast. Hope you have enjoyed Malmesbury Carnival & Festival 2019 as much as the committee!
Let's all look forward to 2020's Festival.  The Committee will aim to make this as good as, nay better than, 2019's.
See you in the New Year, though there may well be updates along the way to get you in the mood!

An ‘open letter’ to all those who supported Malmesbury Carnival and Festival 2019

Dear All,

We write on behalf of the Officers and Members of this year’s Carnival Committee to formally ‘Thank You’ for your continued support of Malmesbury Carnival and Festival. Without your interest, enthusiasm and willingness to get involved, 2019 would not have had such a successful outcome.

So many of you came forward to offer your skills, abilities, talents and experience without asking anything in return other than to be part of this wonderful town’s activities. As a result of such generosity , Carnival was able to provide more than 40 different experiences in addition to those well-established events such as Petticoat Lane, Open Gardens, Music in the Cloisters and, of course, the Carnival Procession.

If you were one of those people who hosted an event for Carnival or provided entertainment at an event or who organised groups of other volunteers to support any of the events throughout August, please accept the committee's grateful thanks - Carnival could not happen without you.

If you were amongst the many who came to support and enjoy the events or to dress up for the Carnival Procession, again, please accept the grateful thanks of the committee - your support and enthusiasm helped create such a positive atmosphere around the town. One of the greatest gifts we can offer each other is the gift of  Time and this precious commodity was given freely by so many of you over the course of Carnival and Festival.

As a new committee we faced Carnival 2019 with a healthy degree of anxiety despite the support provided by those with so much previous experience . We need not have worried! The town came forward and made sure that Carnival was a success.

You will be pleased to know that through everyone’s generosity, the Carnival Charity will have in excess of £19,000 to donate to local charities and voluntary organisations and the Trustees are looking forward to receiving applications from the local community.

We were blessed with wonderful weather and massive support. We very much hope to be at least as successful next year. Roll on 2020!1

Thank you all once again.

Mike Harding          Paul Overton         Linzi Renshaw      Will Taylor
( Co-Chair)             (Co-Chair).              (Secretary).           (Treasurer)
Malmesbury Carnival Map 2019


25th Aug: Petticoat Lane - Upper High St, Oliver’s Lane, Market Cross
27th Aug - 1st Sept: Danter’s Fair - Station Yard car park
31st Aug: Procession - Park Rd, Gloucester Rd, Abbey Row, Gloucester St, Market Cross, Oxford St, Cross Hayes Lane, St Dennis Lane, Upper High St, Oliver’s Lane
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Stroll down our wonderful high street filled with incredible stalls, meeting friends and locals as you seek out unbelievable bargains. If you would like a pitch, click here to download a form or click this link to email us for more information.
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This needs no introduction; the big Carnival event and major fundraiser for local causes. Our Carnival Procession is full of fun and we can't wait for you to join in! Show your community spirit and 'top it off with a hat'.

What does the carnival month
mean to Malmesbury?

Carnival granted over £17K last year to local causes

Over 40 Events in this years exciting Programme

The Carnival Volunteer Team and Organisation

Everything you need to know about the Carnival

Feel like Getting Involved?

If you are looking to participate in the procession, Petticoat Lane or would like to be considered for a grant, please download one of the applications listed below:

Thank you to our Carnival Sponsors, without you, this would not be possible!

If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact here:

For ticketed events, advance ticket purchase are always advisable.

Malmesbury Carnival 2019 News