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 of 1,000.

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 the evening!

Below is a map displaying the route that the procession will take.

  procession route   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.  
Committee Members:
Laura Lee - Chairman
Jo Beckett - Secretary
Louise Hammond - Treasurer