November 8, 2010
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2010 Preview: The big day arrives!
goers in Burnham-On-Sea are being advised to wrap up warm and
bring waterproofs to tonight's parade.
is building ahead of the 63rd annual Highbridge and Burnham Carnival,
which will feature more than 90 colourful entries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
year's Carnival Queen Anna Kevan and her princesses, Burnham girls
Katrina Doyle and Agatha Parrott, (pictured below) will lead the
Burnham's emergency services, including the police, fire service
and BARB, will be near the front of the procession.
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.
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
to the 2010 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival