Dawlish Celebrates Carnival


Dates for 2017: 12th to 19th August 2017

Dawlish Celebrates Carnival is over for 2016!

Winners of Competitions and Results

This is a personal message from Trevor – Chairman of the Dawlish Celebrates Carnival Committee:
“I would like to thank everyone in the town for the way they have thrown themselves into Carnival week and made it fantastic! The Committee is a small group of volunteers who have worked exceptionally hard to make the week happen.

I’d like to thank the Town Council for their unprecedented support, Teignmouth and Dawlish CIC and the many businesses who have sponsored events as we really could not have been done it without them. Special thanks also to the Dawlish Air Show committee for their support and help in making it possible for the Red Arrows to perform yesterday. I think you all will agree it was a really stunning Red Arrows performance.

It has been a fantastic week with fantastic support and a fantastic community spirit. Thank you Dawlish!! We look forward to seeing you all again next year.”

Trevor Stratford

Trevor Stratford QGM. BEM.
Chairman of the Planning Committee of Dawlish Celebrates Carnival


Well, it was a great evening at the Barn Dance at Ashcombe Village Hall last night. Thanks to Roma and Tony Everest for organsing it, the brillant Band Piping Hot, everyone who came and enjoyed themselves, who gave prizes and Dawlish Community Transport.......this is almost like an Oscars speech. Over £200 was raised ! Slight delay in getting the photos and videos due to last night's madness!! Videos viewable on the Dawlish Celebrates Carnival utube channel at:

Maybe you can't make the barn dance this weekend - then there is no excuse for not putting this date in your diary!!

We've only got a few tickets left - and we can't sell tickets on the door so make sure you have got yours! Its bound to be a fun nite! You can also message us to reserve your ticket!

Something really special for half-term! We are searching for a Royalty Party for our Parade and events, and to represent us at Carnivals across South and East Devon! Entrants must be over 8 years old, fill in an application form and come along to the Shaftesbury Theatre on Saturday 11th March at 6.30pm! The entry form is both here and on our website under entry forms at Questions? email: We look forward to loads of entries!! Please share widely!

WE NEED YOUR SUGGESTIONS!! Lots of people have told us they want to support Dawlish Celebrates Carnival 2017 (12-19 August 2017) by making a small financial contribution, so we've decided to create a 'Friends of Dawlish Celebrates Carnival' Scheme. Details are being worked out but we have a problem - we want a catchy name, rather than just being 'Friends' and the short version of FODCC isn't exactly great to remember..... SO....Can you suggest a name for our 'Friends' Scheme to be launched in the next few months? Please only clean and printable suggestions! There will be a small prize if your suggestion is chosen! So come on......suggest a name - help us out!



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Results Information

We will add to this  as the results come in! Thanks to everyone who has entered any of our competitions - we couldn't do it without you! Kids Quiz Winners Zach and Megan Willson Adult Quiz Winn...


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