Uckfield’s First Virtual Carnival
Saturday 5th September, 2020
We are sure it will come as no surprise that Uckfield Carnival will not be able to take place this September in the way it has for nearly 200 years. The Covid-19 pandemic and the various restrictions mean it would be both difficult and irresponsible of us to try to go ahead with our normal carnival weekend and parades.
As this is one of the town’s oldest traditions, we would still like to mark the occasion on Saturday 5th September 2020 in some way. To do this we are going virtual and asking for the help of the wonderful people of Uckfield.
Please click below to read more about how you can get involved.
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.