Diss Carnival needs around 50 straw bales for 10th June 2018! Can you help? Do you know someone who can?
Please spread the word with family and friends- we are SO grateful for your support!
Last year’s Carnival was a real success! We put on an event that attracted over 7,000 local people into our town centre who enjoyed a fabulous procession through Diss and into the park for a free Funday that, according to the overwhelming response on social media, was enjoyed by all.
This year we are aiming to build on that success, with more food and drink stalls, new activities and arena events that will hopefully provide something for everyone. One of the key reasons we believe it was so well-attended was the fact that we provided a FREE day out. But this can only be achieved with the support of those living and working in our town, and we would like to invite you to come and be part of it!
We are looking for businesses (or individuals!) to sponsor various parts of the Diss Carnival and encourage you to take a look at the list of sponsorship areas below. If you would like to sponsor an area, then please complete the form and return it to us as soon as possible. This will be on a first come, first served basis, so don’t hesitate – fill it in today!
For details on how you can help to sponsor Carnival, download our form here: Sponsorship Package Form 2018
Take a look at the filmed highlights from Carnival 2017… (With thanks to Diss Mercury for posting)
Would you like to get involved this year? Download an application form
This year, we’re introducing a new exciting way for our local traders to get involved with the procession!
We’re hosting a Shop Window Dressing Competition running from 21st May -11th June and we want as many local traders to dress their windows in this year’s theme; Water Wonderland!
Traders in the town centre and Heritage Triangle are encouraged to take part to support the procession as it arrives through the town on Carnival day! The competition is FREE to enter and the winning shop window will be presented with a trophy at the Fun Day and free editorial in the LINK magazine!
RSVP to confirm your entry asap!
Volunteers needed for Diss Carnival on Sunday 10th June 2018!
Would you like to get involved? We would love to hear from you today! Download an application form here
This Year’s Diss Carnival Committee are excited to announce that this year’s theme will be “Water Wonderland”. We want to celebrate our town’s greatest attraction, The Mere. The Mere, and water itself, is symbolised on nearly all town crests and emblems, it defines our great town. The theme opens up many a watery interpretation, and we hope to see everything from Mermaids and Pirates, to Shoals of fish, Whales and Canoeists!
Last year’s Carnival was such a success that organisers want to make sure that this year’s Carnival is bigger and better. We are looking to have more food stalls this year, as well as new and exciting attractions for all to enjoy. The Committee are also adamant that the Carnival should remain a FREE event, and as such, will be working hard to encourage the local businesses and residents to get involved, and be part of their town’s big event. We are looking for stallholders, service providers, sponsors, procession entrants, teams for the “Diss Carnival Games” event and lots of volunteers to help out on the day.
The Carnival Committee are now taking bookings for all aspects of the Carnival, and will be revealing news of this year’s attractions over the next few months via their Facebook page, twitter and website, as well as via local papers and Park Radio.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported Carnival. Whether you were just enjoying the day, volunteering, sponsoring or bringing your stall – we couldn’t have done it without you!
We can’t wait for next year already — make sure to share your memories and photos on our Carnival Facebook
Take That tickets – 145
Membership at Heywood Health – 545
Luxury Spa Weekend – 384
Force Academy Session – 543
Diss Publishing Hamper – 141
Morrisons Luxury Hamper – 147
Aldi Luxury Hamper – 392
Tesco Luxury Hamper – 33
Diss Antiques Vase – 926
Tickets for Pop up Bowie or Backlash Ballroom – 1103
Greggs Voucher – 085
2x Free Admission to Monsters – 58
Day passes for Bressingham Steam – 578
Costa Coffee and Cake Vouchers – 451
All numbers were selected at random from a random number generator. Please collect your prize from the Town Council, contact the Carnival committee via Facebook, or call 01379 643 848.
Thank you all for coming!!
For details on the events of the day, pick up a Carnival programme from any of the following places, or on the day from one of the team:
You can buy your Carnival programmes for just £1 from Diss Town Council, Mere Moments Coffee House, Toyboxtoys, Fairchild’s Tea Rooms, The Diss Deli & Espresso Bar, The Thatcher’s Needle, magenta hair studio, Heywood Health & Fitness and Katie’s Kitchen! Every programme counts as a raffle ticket for our Grand Draw, and helps to raise funds for Carnival 2018 and contains the full line up of events.