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Andover Carnival 2018 – The Route, Road Closures,Parking and Park entertainment

I LOVE the Andover carnival it’s a great family day out organised by a team of 10 volunteers who give their time and energy to bring a fantastic free event to Andover every summer.

Carnival Day 2018 will be held on Sunday 15th July and Vigo Recreation Grounds will once again be the focus of the Family Fun Day commencing at 12 noon until 9pm.

The Main Stage will feature local artists performing a wide variety of music providing a great source of entertainment throughout the day.

To ensure all the Family have a great time we there will be both Children’s and Adult Fairground Rides/Stalls,  together with a variety of Craft and Charity Stalls, a Beer Tent, Pimms Tent and numerous Food and Beverage outlets.

Entrance is  by donation  only, so please take your pennies to put into our charity buckets at the gate.

All donations will go directly to this years chosen charities Icknield School and Andover MS Society. This year there is a chance to win a family day pass to Finkley down farm and 2 tickets to Bombay sapphire.

Please find a list of all stall holders below:

S and J Catering
Symonds Leisure services
Sizzling sausage co

Ice cream
Fat Sams

D and S sweets
Sorted sweets

Funfair by John Searle Funfairs Ltd

Slush World Slush puppies

Stall holders:
Charities/ Community organisations.

Icknield School
Andover MS Society
Breathe Easy
Andover CAB
Hampshire Greyhound rescue
Andover Vision
St John Ambulance
Valley Leisure Ltd
Andover Leisure centre


Active Staff
Festival glitter and glitter tattoos
Bloom Station
The Cutting Bar
Your Mind Your Body
Native crafts
Tot City
Andover photographic club
Tracey Meapham Photography
Leanne Wheeler face painting
Homemade cakes by Gemma Rapson
Novelty Items from Mr and Mrs Carter
Test Valley Borough Council Corporate plan

*Confirmed stalls are subject to change

Park rules

NO GLASS to be brought into the park
Dogs must be kept on leads
No cycling in the park
Strict challenge 25 alcohol policy

Besides the Fun Day , The Road Procession for both Floats & Walkers will move through the streets of Andover starting at 4pm.

The procession will kick off at 4pm staring on weyhill road, by the Tesco Express. The walkers will join in from the TVBC roundabout. It is estimated that the procession will have made its way to the final stretch on the A3057 by approx. 5.30pm.

Please  note that the route does get very crowded along bridge street,and long the A3057 which runs along the back of the george yard car park.

This years entrants are:


Ruby Slippers
MS Society
RAF Cadets
Eddie Katz
7/17 brownies
Nepalese Community
Suzanne School of Dance


R Hunt Tractors
Graham and Co
Andover Tech Centre
Weyhill Car Boot
Austin Hawk
Picket 20
Icknield School
Fighting Falcons
Kallums Rainbow


All of the below car parks are free to park in on a Sunday

George Yard Medium Stay (West side – max 1 hour, East side up to All Day)
Open 24 Hours – Please note you will not be able to get in or out of this car park between the hours of 4pm and 7pm due to the road closures for the carnival Procession.

Chantry Centre Medium Stay (Levels 1A and 2 – max 1 hour, Levels 2A and above – up to All Day)
Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm. The Chantry Centre car park is locked outside of these hours.

Black Swan Yard Short Stay (max 2 hours)
Open 24 Hours – Please note you will not be able to get in or out of this car park between the hours of 4pm and 7pm due to the road closures for the carnival Procession.

Road Closures:
12:30 – 17:00 Junction between Weyhill Road & The Drove to Junction between Weyhill Road and Colebrook way.
15:30 – 19:00 Junction between Weyhill Road & Colebrook Way to Vigo Road roundabout (including the roundabout)
17:00 – 20:00 Vigo Road roundabout to junction between Vigo Road and Batchelors Barn Road.

Please note that we will open all roads again as soon as the procession has passed through safely.

If you have any further questions on Andover carnival please do call Larna Burley on 07717 650 932

We will see you there.