Somerset Carnivals - The Wells Carnival
18 November 2016
The 2016 Wells Carnival is a spectacle not to be missed. We have made a short 6 minute film of the event below. It is said be the biggest illuminated carnival in the world. These huge floats make their way slowly through the medieval streets intertwined with street performers with highly inventive and stunning costumes. As it is dark at this time of year the blaze of colourful lights, music, dancing and beautifully tailored costumes on these floats creates a unique and exciting atmosphere. The tableau floats depict scenes with all the performers in a fixed pose effectively creating a living picture. The carnival is Free to see and all these floats are created by enthusiasts who are raising money for Charity.
The 2016 Wells carnival is scheduled to take place on Friday 19th November at 7.00pm and is a must see for anyone planning to come to the area. If you miss the Wells carnival then you can find it touring a number of other towns around Somerset for a couple of weeks. There is also a fun fair in the market place.
If you would like to watch most of the 2012 Wells Carnival then click on this link to Pete Penfold (a Wells resident) who captured a 3 part video of the event.
Click on the link below for the carnival route.
Wells Carnival Route (pdf 112kb)