Get ready for Martham Carnival 2017

Martham Carnival

Martham Carnival - Credit: Archant

A weekend of fun is coming to Martham as the annual carnival comes to the village.

Martham Carnival

Martham Carnival - Credit: Archant

With free entry, the three-day carnival event starts on Friday, June 30 until Sunday, July 2.

On the Friday night from 7pm, the festivities will be kicked off by the Hidden Strangers music group.

Things kick off on Friday Night at 7pm with the Hidden Strangers band with a bar and refreshments till around 10pm.

So far 70 stalls have signed up to the event, and on the Saturday they open at 10am.

Martham Carnival

Martham Carnival - Credit: Archant


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There are with activities going on until 11pm and a myriad of things to look at.

There will be a display of vintage cars and tractors organised by David Utting.

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The Norwich Star Wars Club will be in attendance, dressed as Darth Vader and a group of Storm Troopers.

Raffle tickets will be available throughout the weekend. First prize is 500 litres of heating oil courtesy of Broadland Fuels and other prizes include restaurant vouchers, museum passes, hotel stays and more.

Martham Carnival

Martham Carnival - Credit: Archant

Throughout the site there will be food stalls, a beer tent, bouncy castles and children's entertainment.

One of the top attractions will be Martham's Got Talent on Saturday afternoon.

The winner will receive £100 in cash and £100 of Co-op vouchers.

A spokesman for the event said: 'Somebody will win, so come on don't be shy and give it a try.'

There will be musical performances throughout the day starting with Sophie Jayne in the afternoon and then The Diabolics, The Full Measure and Counterfeit Brits later on in the evening.

Come Sunday there is still a busy day at the carnival with stalls once again opening at 10am, with events wrapping up by 4.30pm.

The Parade this year starts at 1.30pm with a World of Books theme.

Organisers for the event said if the floats are as good as they were last year we will be very happy.

There are art displays in the Methodist Chapel and also in the Village Hall where there will also be a craft show.

St Mary's church is holding an exhibition of photographs at people who have been married in Martham so there will be lots of happy memories there.

If you have any enquires, contact bobtrieshard@yahoo.com, or call 01493740018

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