Organisers of Ilminster Carnival has announced the annual carnival will take place on Saturday October 5 2024.

Entry forms for the grand procession, Ilminster Rules and the Children's entry forms have also opened. Closing Date - Wednesday 2nd October. 

The date for the Children's carnival is still to be announced. For more information, and to obtain a form, visit Ilminster Carnival's website.

This years sponsors include: The Shrubbery, Ilminster Hair and Beauty, Total Plumbing Supplies, Escape Bathrooms, Amicus Law, Macs Design and Print, Grinters, Bradford's, The Flying Fish and Devon Truck Show.

Ilminster Carnival is part of the South Somerset Federation of Carnivals which also consists of Wellington, Chard and Taunton.

The procession of illuminated floats and costumes is part of an ancient tradition. The floats can be up to 100 feet long and covered in thousands of light bulbs. In 2022, they celebrated 100 years of Ilminster Carnival.