LATE MAY BANK HOLIDAY Weekend 25th ​- 27th May 2019




Wirksworth Festival


Would you like to sponsor Wirksworth Carnival?

Any donations are put towards the Carnival Events & raising the profile of the Well Dressings

Excess money raised is donated back to local good causes


A heartfelt thanks (in no particular order) from the carnival/parade committee go to all of these wonderful people and organisations:

Wirksworth Town Hall and Well Dressings Committee
Robin Baranek and MDS Events - PA, Disco and Fire Breathing!  Awesome support for all events and disco over the weekend
Jack and team at the Hope and Anchor
Jo at The Feather Star & Rachel of Rachel’s Pets - organisation of dog show
Steven Hickman - use of his pride and joy - Volvo truck-stage
Our mayor, Chris Whittle - compare for wheelbarrow race
Louise and Mark Walters -Gaol Ales- loan of equipment and manning bar for Saturday's disco
Kal Vaikla and Kal’s Kats - fantastic music on the Market Place on Saturday 
Sally-Anne at Marsdens for support and helping to organise the market stalls
Everyone who made scarecrows throughout the town 
Everyone who entered or came along and supported the wheelbarrow race
Our families and loved ones without who’s support the organising committee would not be able to function 
Katie White for making refreshments for the royalty tea on Saturday
Lucy Hunter for making cakes for the royalty tea on Saturday 
Laura Cain - vehicles for procession 
Peak 4x4 - traffic management throughout the weekend 
Community Responders - support throughout the weekend
The Caretakers at Town and Memorial halls
Dave Radley and Keep Wirksworth Clean group - tidying and litter picking throughout the weekend 
Amanda Beardmore for helping out with the Saturday wheelbarrow race
Paul Marsh, Oli Richards, Alice Munro, Jonathan Hopkinson, Steven Kinder - bunting installation and removal
Lee and Jen Bowyer and family - loan of wheelbarrow for wheelbarrow race, litter picking and tidying and amazing support over the weekend
BMW Brass Band - royalty fanfare in church, playing for the Well Dressings

Alice Munro and Go Wirksworth / Destination Wirksworth for helping us to advertise our events
Gurpreet for help over the weekend 
Andrew Frost for donation of fabulous carved wizard
Andy Gaskell for ferry crossing raffle prize
Gullivers Kingdom - tickets for the treasure hunt
Mercia - raffle prize
Le Mistral - raffle prize 
Payne’s the Chemist - raffle prize
Richard Phillips - raffle prize
The George at Alstonefield - raffle prize
Budget Tyres - raffle prizes
Shell Temperton - raffle prizes
Jo from Hope and Anchor - raffle prizes
Gaz McCabe - raffle prize
The Feather Star - raffle prize
Sue Surgey - raffle prize
Wirksworth Swimming Pool - raffle prize
Kate Bellis - raffle prize
Gaol Ales - raffle prize
Paul Brady - raffle prize
Pitch Blue - raffle prize
Max’s Hairdressers - raffle prize
Sharon Repton - raffle prize
Flkr - raffle prize
Jim Rooney - stakes for banners
Kev Bunt - treasure hunt clues
The Wheatsheaf - cash donation
The Feather Star - cash donation
Wirksworth Chippy - cash donation
All the wonderful acts that gave their time and played for us on Monday for the Carnival Finale:

Dippin Da Bristle, Saskia Searle, The Fordhams, Connor Hayes, The Vellas, Luke Eaton and Contrabanned.
Contrabanned for also donating their talent for our successful March fundraiser

Altitude Festival / Beats and Bars / Wirksworth Festival / Alex Blood and Prince Baza for the youth music production workshop
Lastly, Paul Marsh again for his sponsorship