Welcome to Barlow Carnival

The Carnival is here again and we are hoping this summer spell just holds on… (even though on Wednesday we ‘Bless the Wells’, which is a traditional ceremony, giving thanks for our water and hoping it will always be there for us.)


With so much happening over Carnival Weekend we feel there will be events and activity which will be interesting and enjoyable for everyone in the village , as well as the visitors we welcome.

So why not come and join in the fun  and celebration of village life and traditional family entertainment Everyone is invited!


Before the parade, do make sure that you visit the well dressings and also the wonderful flower arrangements in St Lawrence Church.


On your way look out for those famous scarecrows which may be hiding anywhere! See how many you can find.

Don’t miss the parade of floats, fancy dress and village Royalty, which start at Springfield Road at 2.00pm, progressing through the village and finishes at the Recreation Ground, ready for the afternoons entertainment which includes the wonderful collection of classic vehicles and the Barlow Red Barrows. Kimmo children’s entertainer will be there to entertain us all along with Fun Bus and Commonside Alpacas.  Also not to miss – the numerous displays and side stalls on the field.

In the interest of keeping everyone safe please do not attend any Carnival events if you are feeling unwell or showing any signs of Coronavirus, you may choose to scan the Test and Trace QR code upon arrival or wear at face coverings in busier areas. There will be lots of hand sanitiser around the field so please use this as you are passing.

Whatever the weather - have fun, stay safe & see you again next year!

Special thanks must go to our 2021 headline sponsors. The Peacock at Barlow and The Tickled Trout without them and all our other sponsors we wouldn't be able to put on Carnival