Hundreds turn out as sun shines for Brandon Carnival

After a week of unpredictable weather, the sun was shining over Brandon for this year’s carnival where Market Hill was full of colour, entertainment and activities.

Scores of people turned out to enjoy Brandon’s biggest annual event which took place on Sunday 4th June on Market Hill in the heart of Brandon’s town centre.

Entertainment throughout the day was provided by Shoestring Theatre Company, Zumba Lou Lou, Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu and Brandon School of Dance.

Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu demonstration (Photo: Terry Hawkins)

Brandon School of Dance performance (Photo: Terry Hawkins)

As 1pm approached hundreds lined the town’s streets to watch as the carnival parade made it’s way along London Road.


Participants in the parade included Glade Primary School, The Harvest Centre, Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu, Go Ape, Brandon Riding Academy and many more.

Glade Primary School float at Brandon Carnival (Photo: Terry Hawkins)

Terry Hawkins, one of the carnival organisers, said: “It’s great to see so many people turn out to the event, every year we see more and more people come and support us.”

“It’s an event that has something for everyone no matter what your age and seeing the sun shine always helps.”

You can keep up to date with the build up to next year’s Brandon Carnival through the website at, on Facebook at or on Twitter @BrandonCarnival.

More photos from the day can be seen at

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