December 9 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, August 15, 2013
A phalanx of flyers will be among the high spots as Cromer Carnival roars into view for the 44th time.
The traditional week, which attracts thousands of holidaymakers and Norfolk residents to the town, will kick off this Saturday and will finish on Friday, August 23.
Motorbikes will be the star of the show at the motorbike extravaganza at 1pm on Saturday, off Runton Road.
Real-ale lovers will be tempted by the mini cider and beer festival on Saturday in the festival marquee, also off Runton Road, from 11am to 6pm.
An RFSQ saxophone concert will be held at Cromer Parish Hall on Saturday at 7.30pm. It will cost £7.50 for adults and £5 for children.
Cromer favourite Olly Day will be crowning Miss Cromer on the pier forecourt at 12.15pm on Sunday.
This year’s carnival queen is Jade Armstrong and her senior attendant is Jodie Rice.
The carnival prince and princess is Oliver Fraser and Daisy Reynolds and the junior attendants are Eve Dawson and Bethany Cuff.
It will be followed by traditional seaside activities in the main arena off Runton Road.
The bonny baby competition will start at 2.15pm; a knobbly knees competition will take place at 2.45pm; a glamorous grandmother contest will begin at 3.15pm; and the children’s fancy dress parade will start at 3.45pm.
Youngsters up to 13 can take part and there will be five classes in which the participants will be judged.
The fun will continue into next week and on Monday the best dressed waiters and waitresses competition will be held on the pier forecourt at 3pm.
This will be followed by the waiters and waitresses race.
Events taking place in the main arena on Tuesday will include a display by East Anglian working Newfoundland dogs at 10.45am and a performance from the Cromer-based Marlene’s School of Dance at 2.30pm.
One of highlights on Wednesday will be a display by the Blades – the most experienced display pilots in Britain – at noon.
The grand carnival parade will start at 7pm on Wednesday and will end at Runton Road Car Park.
Adults can take part in the crab dressing competition on Thursday at 4pm.
An illuminated parade will be held on Thursday at 8.30pm before a firework display at 9.15pm in the main arena.
The carnival will finish with the fancy dress dance on Friday between 8pm and 1am in the marquee. It is for over 18s only and costs £10 per person.
For more information visit www.cromercarnival.co.uk