Saturday 7th March at the Belmont Centre, Uckfield.
This is the night we present local charities and good causes with a donation from the monies collected from the 2019 street collection.
We also take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who takes part or supports the Carnival. We present the society trophies for best dress society members.
This event is by invitation only. All UBCS members welcome.
Saturday 5th September, 2020
The Uckfield Bonfire and Carnival Society welcome you to attend the towns 193rd annual carnival, marking the start of the 2020 Sussex Bonfire season. The start of the weekend is marked with a grand fireworks display and funfair in the town centre on Friday 4th September.
On the Saturday afternoon the children of Uckfield parade through the high street in a grand fancy dress procession. Followed by a dazzling torchlight procession in the evening including colourful bonfire costumes, bands and decorated lorries.
The origins of the Uckfield Bonfire & Carnival Society go back to 1827 when shop traders organised a Carnival on a Wednesday afternoon.
Today’s Carnival is organised by a committee of local people from Uckfield and the surrounding area. All members can attend meetings to help organise the annual carnival. The Society also has a lot of other help and support from local groups and organisations to stage the event.
During the Bonfire season the Society will visit other Bonfire celebrations as well as attending the Guy Fawks Night celebrations in Lewes on November 5th.
‘We burn for charity’
The Uckfield Bonfire & Carnival Society is a non-profit organisation. All the money collected on the day or raised during the year pays for organising the Carnival. Any money left over is donated to local charities and organisations. This year we donated over £4000 to local charities, youth groups and community organisations in and around Uckfield.