Children's Carnival - Saturday 30th September - 1.45pm
Main Procession - Saturday 7th October - 7.15pm
Ilminster Carnival is part of the South Somerset Federation of Carnivals which also consists of Wellington, Chard and Taunton. The streets of Ilminster will be an exciting blaze of colour as the Ilminster Carnival takes place. The procession of illuminated floats is part of an ancient tradition. The floats can be up to 100 feet long and covered in thousands of light bulbs.
These magnificent entries consisting of Floats, Majorettes, Walkers and Dance Troupes are the result of many months of hard work by the clubs. We hope to raise as much money as possible to go back into the town of Ilminster and to ensure the carnival continues for years to come.
2017 Entry Forms:
Main Carnival Entry Form - 7th October 2017:
This year Ilminster Carnival have an online entry form, using this form you can also choose to enter Wellington, Chard and Taunton carnival as these four towns form the South Somerset Federation of Carnivals.
Children's Carnival Entry Form - 30th September 2017:
Click the button below to open the entry form -
Ilminster Carnival is part of the South Somerset Federation of Carnivals, which also consists of Wellington, Chard and Taunton. Below are the websites for the other towns and the new federation website:
South Somerset Federation of Carnivals:
We would like to thank Grinters, Howdens and Branston for sponsoring our 2017 carnival which is taking place on Saturday 7th October. Click either of the images below to go directly to their own websites.