Carnival processions 2017 – Saturday 23 September
Frome Carnival is an exciting annual spectacle with illuminated floats, music, majorettes and more. Anyone can take part in processions, or as a volunteer, and there are loads of prizes given out. The Carnival growing as more local groups get involved and with the added feature of street entertainment during the day. 2017 has also seen the introduction of new Carnival Ambassadors, representing Frome Carnival and promoting both its charitable aspects and the Carnival Spirit.
The Carnival is a registered charity and raises money every year for local groups and individuals in need.
Afternoon procession 2.30pm
Commences from Victoria Park. The route will go through: Victoria Park Gate into Weymouth Road, Somerset Road, Butts Hill, Wesley Slope, Christchurch Street West, Weymouth Road, Victoria Park
Photographs will be taken prior to the procession and displayed at the Frome Town Council Offices, where copies may be ordered. Prizes will be presented in Victoria Park after the procession.
Commences from Marston Trading Estate. The Route begins at the junction of Manor Road with the Butts and proceeds along The Butts, Butts Hill, Wesley Slope, Bath Street, Market Place, North Parade, Berkley Road, Badgers Hill and finishes at the Football Ground.
This year, the procession will be led by a fleet of vintage cars, as well as the new carnival ambassadors and floats, bands, majorettes and walking entries
Photographs will be taken prior to the procession and displayed at the Frome Town Council Offices, where copies may be ordered.
Carnival Street Entertainment 11am – 2pm
Live music, street acts, carnival mask making and face painting in the town center. There’s loads to enjoy and it’s all free. All of the entertainment will be listed on the information board outside Frome Library.