Ledbury Carnival


Welcome to the Official Ledbury Carnival website. Here you will find pictures from past carnivals including the 2019 carnival.

Here are pictures from the Ledbury Carnival, which takes place every August Bank Monday. Here are some pictures from the 1998 (Bungee Jumping), 1999 (It's a Knockout), 2000 (The Circus), 2001 (Flower Power), 2002 (Royal Pageant), 2003 (Country Carnival), 2004 (Hollywood Comes to Ledbury), 2005 (Greatest Events in History). 2006 (Music). 2007 (Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes), 2008 (Countries of the World), 2009 (TV Carnival). 2010 (Transport and Travel). 2011 (Theatre and Pantomime), 2012 (Great Britain 2012), 2013 (West End Comes to Ledbury). 2014 (40 Years of Ledbury Carnival), 2015 (Step Back in Time), 2016 (Heroes and Villains), 2017 (A Novel Idea), 2018 (Ledfest). The 2019 theme was "A Nautical Carnival".

There are lots of pictures in this section. There are over 600 pages in total!

Theme for 2020 is "Games"




Due to the current situation, the competition has been postponded. A new date will be issues in due course.

Are you aged between 8 – 10?

Have you always dreamed of being a princess?

Would you like to take part in Ledbury Carnival?


v Entry forms available from Sweet Memories or click here

v Closing date for entries is Friday 1st May @ 12 noon

v Entrants must be aged between 8 – 10 on 31st August AND be available on Carnival day – 31st August

v Cash prizes

v Duties include Carnival Day, October Fair, Christmas Lights, Afternoon Tea and any other community events that may arise

Contact the Carnival Princess Co-ordinator on 07530920058 for more details
Princess and Attendants 2018


Best overall 2019 winner - Friends of Ledbury Children Centre – Noah’s ark


** Click here for 2019 pictures (all 269 of them over 24 pages) **
Includes all Judging Results

Videos from 2019, click here

2019 Programme Cover
Front Cover was designed by Sophie Fleeting
from Ledbury Primary School


The 2019 Carnival Princess and her attendants


The 2019 Carnival Princess is Isobel Barnes
Her attendants are Madison Peggs and Elsie Fletcher
Judging on Saturday 11th May 2019


The results of the 2019 Shop Window Competition


  First Prize - Pacific Dove
Second Prize - Number One Sandwich Shop
Third Prize - JB Gaynans

Videos from the 2009 to 2019 carnival + 360 video from 2018 from the Official Ledbury Carnival You Tube Channel
(There is no 360 video for 2019 due to faulty camera)

Click on either 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 for the video

I also need your help. If you have any old photos (or even video) from any previous carnival before 1999, please contact me. Any picture used will be built up to a good collection of Carnival Photos and each and every submission used will be credited on this website. Many thanks for the submission so far. There are now several pictures from old carnival including one from 1945. All photos will be returned.

Click on any of the images below

1998 - Bungee

1999 - Caribbean

2000 - Circus

2001 - Flower Power

 2002 - Royal Pageant
 2003 - Country Carnival  2004 - Hollywood  2005 - Historic Events  2006 - Music  2007 - Fairy Tales
and Nursery Rhymes
2008 - Countries of the World   2009 - TV Carnival  2010 - Transport and Transport 2011 - Theatre and Pantomime 2012 - Great Britain 2012
2013 - West End comes to Ledbury 2014 - 40 Years of
Ledbury Carnival
2015 - Step Back in Time 2016 - Heroes and Villains 2017 - A Novel Idea 
2018 - Ledfest  2019 - A Nautical Carnival 2020     

Some little gems. Old Carnival Photos : 1945, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1992, 1993, 1997(1), 1997(2)
Thanks for all those who submitted photos. More to come include rare footage from the 1977 carnival


For other Ledbury Photos (loads more) and info, please click here for the main index page

The Ledbury Carnival Site is part of the www.myledbury.co.uk group of websites, which includes more pictures of Ledbury including the Fair, Poetry Festival Party, Christmas Lights and many more, including Ledbury on the Television and nothing to do with Ledbury, the Eurovision Song Contest!. Please visit after you have finishing viewing the Ledbury Carnival Website!!!

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