Midsomer Norton Illuminated Carnival is the largest community event in the Somer Valley providing an opportunity for the whole community to come together for an evening of glittering spectacle. Carnival is also one of the largest charity fund raisers in the area – raising thousands of pounds for local charities, community groups and good causes.
The procession arrives in Midsomer Norton on the Saturday night before carnival day and parks at the White Post on the Fosseway until the night of the carnival. The procession moves down from the White Post at 7pm to meet the smaller entries and walking entries that form in in Charlton Lane from 6:30pm ready for the start at 7:30pm.
The procession formally starts in Charlton Rd and then travels down Silver St before turning into the High St and up to the Stones Cross roundabout, it then takes to Radstock Rd to the finish line at Wishford Mews. It will then disperse using Somervale Rd which is not part of the procession route and is used as a preparation area to allow entrant to get ready to travel to Shepton Mallet Carnival.
To ensure the safety of entrants and spectators road closures, parking suspensions and footpath closures will be operating on a number of streets within the area
5:30 – Midsomer Norton High Street from the Town Hall to the Stone Cross
6:30 – Charlton Lane
7pm – A367 Wells Road Fosseway, Silver Street (from Charlton Road to the High Street)
8pm – A362 – Radstock Road (from the High Street to the entrance to the Radco Car Park)
Reopening will take place as soon as possible but will be dependant on the position of the rear of the procession, litter, event equipment and the crowd remaining on the highway, however we’ve given some estimated opening times on our information flyer which can be downloaded below, we’ve been working closely with Bath & North East Somerset Council, Avon & Somerset Police and other agencies to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.
We hope that you will come out to support Midsomer Norton Illuminated Carnival and the good causes we support. In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact: Helpline number: 01225 422255.
Midsomer Norton & District
Carnival Association Ltd
Registered Charity No: 1078139
Click Here to download our information flyer