Published: November 8, 2010
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2010 Preview: The big day arrives!

Carnival goers in Burnham-On-Sea are being advised to wrap up warm and bring waterproofs to tonight's parade.

Excitement is building ahead of the 63rd annual Highbridge and Burnham Carnival, which will feature more than 90 colourful entries.

Forecasters predict there is a strong possibility of showers falling during tonight's procession, with temperatures set to fall to a chilly 5 degrees Centigrade by the end of the parade.

Since the carnival carts arrived in Burnham-On-Sea late on Saturday night, residents have been flocking to take a close-up look at the entries, as pictured here.

A long line of carts is in place along Queen's Drive, between Edithmead and Love Lane, and they will be viewable right to the start of tonight's procession at 7.30pm.

The parade will begin, as usual, next to Burnham's Tesco supermarket and then wend its way along Love Lane, through Manor Road, and then along the High Street before finishing in Marine Drive. A crowd of up to 30,000 people is expected to line the streets.

The top entries to look out for are Burnham's own Hillview Juvenile Carnival Club, whose cart The Show won third place in their class at Friday's Bridgwater Carnival - despite suffering a puncture - and second place at Saturday's North Petherton carnival.

This year's Carnival Queen Anna Kevan and her princesses, Burnham girls Katrina Doyle and Agatha Parrott, (pictured below) will lead the parade.

And Burnham's emergency services, including the police, fire service and BARB, will be near the front of the procession.

Road closures come into operation in the early evening. Full details on road closures, the route and parking are shown here on Burnham-On-Sea.com's carnival guide.

Malcolm Borland, President of the Carnival Association, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Everything is going to plan and we're delighted that there's a good long list of entries again this year. Everyone's looking forward to the event - it promises to be another superb one."

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Full guide to the 2010 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival

 


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