Want to take part?

20090820224022_indianIt’s easy to get involved with Uckfield Carnival and enjoy a great day, helping to raise money for local charities and good causes.

Above all, the weekend is about having fun and raising money, all we ask is that you dress up in fancy dress!

The Bonfire Society welcome members of the general public, schools, clubs and local businesses to take part. The Carnival doesn’t have theme and local groups and organisations can dress up in a theme of their own choosing. Some people may hire costumes and others will make there own. Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the most entertaining and don’t worry you will not the the only one, we have lots of people taking part.

By taking part you can enter in the fancy dress competition. The children’s fancy dress competition is held on Holy Cross School Field at about 2.15 on Saturday 6th September and the adult competition, is at 6.30pm in Elizabeth Gardens.

Who else takes part?

We expect to see over twenty Bonfire and Carnival Societies from across Sussex in their own colourful array of costumes.

Entering a Tableaux

If your business, school or club want to enter a Tableaux (decorated float), all you need to do is complete the entry form in the carnival programe and return it to the society secretary.  For more information about entering a Tableux please email secretary@uckfieldcarnival.co.uk.

Collecting Donations

If you would like to help collect money during the day, you will need to be in fancy dress and be aged over 16 to carry a collecting bucket. We ask all children to be accompanied by an adult  in fancy dress. Collecting buckets are available from the Uckfield Lions Mini Bus which will be located on the High Street, normally parked outside the Natwest Bank from 9am on Saturday morning.  In the evening the mini bus will be in Bell Lane before the Grand Torchlight procession at 7.30pm.  Collecting buckets can also be collected from the public address van. All collection buckets must be returned to the mini bus at the end of the final procession.