Welcome to Barlow Carnival

15 - 19 August 2018

Barlow Carnival Day, 2015 photo credit; Rachel Cutting
Barlow Carnival Day, 2015 photo credit; Rachel Cutting

Barlow Carnival started in 1957 after being first talked about in 1953, the year of the Queen’s Coronation where a procession went through the village on her behalf. The idea about an annual village carnival was discussed in the pub that same night and in the coming months and years meetings were held to arrange how to get the idea off the ground. There was no argument about when to hold the carnival it would be at the same time as the well dressings, a village tradition dating back to the 17th century!

And so... Barlow Carnival was born and ever since 1957 it has continued to grow! Attracting hundreds of visitors to the village culminating in a parade of fancy dress, floats & bands on the Saturday!


Apart from the welldressing and the parade there is a whole host of activities for all the family to enjoy! A Funfair will be open Wednesday-Friday evenings and all day Saturday & Sunday!


Not forgetting the fantastic flower displays that are on show in both the Methodist Chapel & St Lawrence Church, more information on these can be found here

One of the biggest and most loved carnivals in Derbyshire, we strive to ensure there is plenty to do for all the family!


On the carnival field there is always lots of fun and exciting things to watch and enjoy! Whilst final details for this years carnival are still being arranged in the past we have had circus workshops, archery, dog competition, live animal displays, bands, fancy dress, side stalls, childrens entertainers, bouncy castles, classic car display, birds of prey and much more and not forgetting the Bar & BBQ!


Whatever the weather your sure of a warm welcome & a good time!

15- 19 August 2018