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Cancellation of 2020 Birchwood Carnival

Birchwood Carnival Committee announces the cancellation of the 2020 Carnival.

During the next few months, Warrington Borough Council staff resources will be focused on the delivery of essential services. Warrington Borough Council Officers, Birchwood Town Councillors, Birchwood Town Council staff, and community volunteers involved in the organisation, delivery and management of the carnival may not be available to provide the necessary support for a reorganised event later this year.

For this reason, it has been decided to cancel the event and to work towards holding the next carnival in June 2021.

Stallholders, food vendors and booked attractions will be contacted directly in the coming days.

The committee thanks you for your understanding in the present difficult circumstances.

Bob Hogg’s Sheepdog & Duck display comes to the 2020 Carnival!

It’s only three months to Carnival day and it’s time to reveal this year’s headline attraction – Bob Hogg’s Sheepdog Display!

For many years Bob has travelled around the country with his sheepdog display enjoying taking the world of the shepherd and his dog into countryside arenas, showing the skills these amazing animals have, whilst offering great entertainment.

This year Bob is aiming to give a completely new feel to the display still based on the traditional skills adding the entertainment factor with a brand new vibrant display!

Look out for special guest appearances with other animals too…

Note – images are from previous shows and may not represent the all-new 2020 show Bob is bringing to the carnival

Stall bookings now open for the 2020 Carnival!

We are now taking bookings for the 2020 Carnival!

Prices have been frozen from 2019 and are inclusive of one 6 foot trestle table.  All bookings must include a copy of the stallholder’s Public Liability Insurance certificate valid on 7th June 2020 – for details of the level of cover required for your stall please contact us.

Charity stalls

£5 per stall + £2 per additional table
Download charity stall application form

Craft stalls

£10 per stall + £5 per additional table
Download craft stall application form
Note – craft stalls are only available to those who have personally made the items for sale

Commercial stalls

£30 per stall + £5 per additional table
Download commercial stall application form
Note – commercial stalls are not allowed for food vendors or fairground sideshows

Bees and Bugs wanted for the Carnival procession!

Our theme for the 2020 Carnival procession is Bees and Bugs


Cash prizes for the best fancy dress


The procession is a fantastic spectacle to open the Carnival and we’re looking for schools, organisations, and community groups to take part!

We’d love as many groups as possible to take part this year so please share with your friends and colleagues!

For more information please contact us

2020 Carnival date & call for sponsors

The 2020 Birchwood Carnival will take place on Sunday 7th June in Birchwood Forest Park!

Sponsoring the Carnival is an excellent way to promote your business – if you are interested in raising your profile at the biggest annual community event in Birchwood please contact us!  Your company logo will feature on all promotional material and will be announced on the PA system at the event.  There’s also the opportunity to take a stall at the Carnival and engage with the thousand of residents who attend the event every year!

Welcome to Carnival Day!

The day is finally here for the 2019 Birchwood Carnival!

We’re looking forward to welcoming you all to Birchwood Forest Park from 12 noon today.

Download your carnival map here and see the main arena running order below:

Timetable for 2019 Carnival

Remember – there is only parking at the Forest Park for blue badge holders.  We’d love you to walk to the event but if you must drive then please use the free car park on Cavendish Avenue.

We hope you enjoy your day and all the free activities!

The Carnival Committee

Reminder of parking arrangements

A reminder that there is parking for blue badge holders only at the Forest Park for tomorrow’s Carnival.

If possible please walk to the event but if you must drive there is free parking available on Birchwood Park, only a ten minute walk from the event.  If you drive to the Forest Park and you are not a blue badge holder you will be directed to the main car park – download the map from the link below:

Directions to main carnival car park

Directions to main car park

Your headline Carnival acts: Eagles & Vultures and the Van Buren Variety Show!

A reminder of the headline main arena acts at your Carnival on Sunday afternoon…

Eagle & Vulture show

The Van Buren Variety Show

…plus free attractions including a climbing wall, gladiator joust, rodeo bull, Ranger Rob’s Animal Experience and more!

There’s also Silcock’s Funfair (charges apply) and a range of food vendors and stalls to browse!