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Llanfair carnival plans revealed

Created on 11/04/2019 @ 13:18
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The search will begin soon for this year's Llanfair Caereinion Carnival Queen.

Organisers have announced that the theme for this year will be "Back to the 1980s."

The carnival will take place on 15 June.

Nikki Peate, Chair of the carnival said: “It is going to be really exciting this year as we go back to the decade of standout fashion, classic TV programmes, amazing films and some great pop music.

"It will be fascinating to see what ideas people use to decorate their floats. It is always difficult to judge as the standard is always fantastic, but I think it will be harder this year."

She added: "We will very shortly be asking potential carnival queens to take a step forward and we will also be selecting the Carnival Queens attendants. The carnival tradition started in the 1930’s, that the Carnival Queen arrives in Llanfair Caereinion by carriage on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway we are delighted to have this continued support from the WLLR."

The procession will leave Llanfair and Welshpool Light Railway Station at 12.30pm and will make its way through the streets of Llanfair Caereinion alongside wonderful fancy dress competitors.

Floats and fancy dress competitors will be judged and prizes awarded. For fancy dress, the categories include, Under 4's, Under 7's, Under 11s, over 12s, Adult and Best Dressed Pram competitors and they will be judged at Llanfair Institute at 11.45pm.

The Carnival Queen will officially open the event on Mount Field at 1.30pm. 

This year the carnival will welcome Tractor Ted and Soccerholics 'R' Us, Balloon Sculpture and Magic, and in the Main Ring, the Mega Illusion Show, Cambrian Band, Powys Dance, Caereinion Kangaroos and Cheerleaders.

Refreshments will be provided by Kevins’s Burger Van, Banwy Café, and a special Gin and Prosecco Bar as well as others and stalls.

Entry is £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children. Under four years old go free.

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