Carnival Floats

Carnival Floats 2018

Anyone can enter a float in the Bishops Castle Carnival. The theme for the floats at this years carnival will be Rule Britannia.  It is the 121st Anniversary of the Carnival so it would be good to see floats depicting all things British.  The anniversary of the First World War is close to everyone’s hearts so if you would like to commemorate the war that would be very welcome.  Other ideas to help with your planning include the NHS, British companies, the Monarchy, the countryside and its traditions, British Farming, the emergency services, the suffragettes, or even the good old British Weather!  There are 3 categories – Topical, Comical and Fancy.

All floats must be in position on Brampton Road, Bishops Castle (adjacent to the Church) by 12 noon latest, Sunday 1st July. Judging will start promptly at 12 noon, so those not in place at that time could lose out.

Categories for this years floats are as follows;

Best Decorated Float (excluding pubs)

The Battle of the Somme was a winner in 2016

Best Pub Float:

Pub Float Winners for 2016 were The Vaults with their ‘Blues Brothers’ Carnival float

Best Maintained Vehicle: Best in Show (1 winner) certificate and shield

2016 Winner of this award was Ray Bloor, receiving the shield from Mayor of Bishops Castle Karen Bavastock and her consort Rosemary Griffiths

Best Decorated Float: Judged between winner of best decorated float (non pub) and best decorated pub float. Winners certificate plus The Shropshire Star Trophy.


PLUS for those entering the tractor parade there will be an award of The Blue Bell Perpetual Trophy for the best turned out tractor.

2016 Winner of best turned out tractor was Chris Oakley