ENTRIES for the Ilminster Carnival, which celebrates its centenary this year, are now open.

Entry forms are now available for both the carnival procession and the children's carnival.

The main procession will take place on Saturday, October 1 while the children’s procession will be held on Saturday, September 24.

The Ilminster Carnival celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and the group said they have “lots planned to celebrate”.


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

The streets of Ilminster will be an exciting blaze of colour as the Ilminster Carnival takes place.

The procession of illuminated floats is part of an ancient tradition.

The floats can be up to 100 feet long and covered in thousands of light bulbs.

For more information visit the carnival website here.

For more information and details about the carnival entry forms, click here.