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Newton Abbot Carnival royalty chosen as programme of events confirmed

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Newton Abbot Carnival has now selected its Royalty for 2017. This year’s queen is Frankie Jones, aged 15, from Newton Abbot, who will be joined by attendants Sophie Rea, 14, and Ellie Drinkwater, 11.

The Carnival Queen and her attendants will represent the town throughout the summer.

The Newton Abbot Carnival will begin on Saturday, June 24, for the Crowning of the Carnival Queen at St Leonards Clock Tower.

Carnival week will commence on Monday, July 3, with the popular Quiz night at the Richard Hopkins pub, ahead of the grand procession on Saturday, July 8.


Saturday 24th June 12 pm : Crowning of the Carnival Queen, St Leonards Clock Tower 11 am – 2pm: Music from Spectrum Orchestra

Saturday 1st July 10 am : Duck Race ticket selling, Courtenay Street

Sunday 2nd July 2.30 pm : Totnes Town Band , Courtenay Park (wet weather venue, St Pauls Church, Devon Square)

Monday 3rd July 7.30 pm : Quiz Night, The Richard Hopkins, Wetherspoons. £5 a team, maximum of 4 people

Tuesday 4th July 5.30 pm : Poohsticks river race from Highweek Way to Hero’s Bridge, prizes to be won 6pm – 8.30pm: Children’s fun games evening, Recreational Trust. To include tug of war, running, hurdles & throwing games. Food & refreshments will be available

Wednesday 5th July 5.30 pm : Duck Race from Steppes Meadow bridge to ASDA. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 6.30 pm : Tractor Pull, St Leonard’s Clock Tower, Wolborough Street. Food & refreshments will be available

Thursday 6th July 2.00 pm : Tea Dance, Danceworks Devon, East Street, admission £4.50. Creams teas will be available 8.00 pm : Bingo, Recreational Trust

Friday 7th July 6 pm : Charity Fun Run in the Park, food & refreshments available from a catering van, Decoy Park, 2k & 5k race. Main race £5 each / Junior & family race £2.50 each

Saturday 8th July 12 pm – 4 pm : Carnival day, Courtenay Park. Fairground rides, charity & trade stalls, live music, dance demonstrations, miniature pony rides, owl display, candyfloss stall, Pimms tent & food and refreshments from a catering van 2.00 pm : The Great Rotary Wheelbarrow Race, Courtenay Park 6.00 pm : Carnival procession from Courtenay Park to St Leonards Clock Tower

Sunday 9th July 1 pm : ‘Carnival Praise’ Band Concert (2.30pm), Courtenay Park. Free bouncy castle, face painting, children’s theatre activities plus a free cream tea available to all. Brought to you by Christians Together.

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