Excitement building for Raunds town carnival

Last year's Raunds carnival queen and court
Last year's Raunds carnival queen and court

People can dress as their favourite heroes and villains at this weekend’s Raunds Carnival.

The annual event takes place on Saturday, September 15, and the theme will be heroes and villains. People can take part as individuals or as a group.

The carnival parade will leave Raunds Town Football Club in London Road at midday, make its way down Marshalls Road, Brooke Street, Grove Street, Wellington Road and along Stanwick Road before finishing at the Amos Lawrence Park where there will be a fun day.

The fun day will be open from 11am and entry is free, and there will also be free car parking on the field.

Maureen Carroll, from the carnival organising committee, said: “We hope that the people of Raunds will support our event and cheer on our paraders and carnival courts. It is not too late to join us – we will be taking bookings for the parade and stalls right up to the night before the carnival, so there is no excuse not to join in the fun.

“The theme this year is heroes and villains, but this is not compulsory.”

There will be a bucket collection in aid of Rushden Mind.

Entertainment will include performances by live bands and majorettes. There will be martial arts displays, floats, stalls, refreshments, inflatables and rides. There will also be a skate park jam which has been organised by local young people.