About Wallingford Carnival
Wallingford Carnival is an annual event that takes place around the town centre
through to the Kinecroft. The Carnival has been running for over 50 years and takes
place on the third Saturday of June.
Wallingford Carnival depends entirely on volunteers, both on the day and for the
whole year before each event. We receive no official funding - all the money
needed to provide the entertainment, music, first aid cover, toilets and the
necessary costly insurance cover comes from raffle ticket sales and the
generosity of local sponsors.
Each year the Wallingford Carnival Committee invites local charities and
organisations to apply for the bucket collection which takes place during
the procession and this gives them an opportunity to raise funds in excess
The Carnival Committee work hard throughout the year to ensure that the
Carnival continues to be a spectacular all day event which involves many
parts of the town and as many people as possible and the fun begins two
weeks earlier with the Carnival Ambassadors Competition.
From stalls to bands during the day, the procession through the town in
the afternoon right through to music on the Kinecroft until the
evening - the Carnival provides fun and entertainment for the whole town
and is always popular with the residents of Wallingford and visitors.
Everyone enjoys the variety of arena events and many people can be found
dancing enthusiastically on the Kinecroft to the live music provided in
Below is a map displaying the route that the procession will take.
||The Carnival Procession leaves Wallingford School headed by the
Mayor of Wallingford, the Carnival Ambassador and Oxford Caledonian
Pipes and Drums and heads along St. Georges Road, Croft Road,
St. John's Road and on through the Town via The Market Place,
the High Street and onto The Kinecroft.
Laura Lee - Chairman
Jo Beckett - Secretary
Louise Hammond - Treasurer