CHARD Carnival 2023 was “a fantastic day” the committee said after the event took place last week (Saturday, October 14).

A message from Chard Carnival said: “Jason Baker, chairman of Chard Carnival would like to thank all the committee for their support.

“'Without all their hard work and dedication, we wouldn’t have had such an amazing carnival.

“I would also like to thank all the marshalls who volunteered their time, we had 80 as well as the 30 judges who did a fantastic job.

“Another big thank you to all of the clubs and entries for making Chard Carnival a fantastic day.

"Our collection so far is £3,708.56, we still have collecting buckets out in the shops which will remain out for another couple of weeks so please donate if you haven’t had chance to as yet or you can donate via our website 

"We now need to get the totals from our online donations and card donations so we are hoping to hit £4k but will keep you updated.'"

Above you can find a selection of photos from the day.

Here is the full list of results, which were read at The Guildhall at 11pm.


  • Third – Noah, Gemini
  • Second – Just another day in Hollywood – Quins
  • First – Ghost Riders in the sky – Sid Vale


  • Third – Grease it up – Honiton Young Farmers
  • Second – Eyes-down – 1+1
  • First – Plucking – Nunsford nutters


  • Third – Girls wanna have fun
  • Second – How much is that doggy – Little Acorns
  • First – Buffalo Creek – Rubaloo



  • Third – Fun in the sun by Budleigh Salterton
  • Second – Drunken Sailors – Generations CC
  • First – Long Shi Hun – Zem

Non Federation

First - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Cloks


  • Third – Lyme Regis
  • Second – Merriot
  • First – Ilchester Gems



Second – Radio Nine Springs
First – The Grand Pier – The haunted Grand Pier

Open walking

  • Third – The dragon A&A
  • Second – Spooky Choo Choo – Next Generations
  • First – The good go to heaven, the Wilfs go to Vegas


Goths by Ruth and Rio Walsh

Juvenile single

Second – Status Crow – Flynn Newbery
First – Rise of the Phoenix – Jiggle Junior

Adult single

  • Third – Blue Willow – Spirit CC
  • Second – Sambista Jacks cc
  • First – Master of Time – Tizzy CC

Best Charity – Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Best lorry – Super cranes by D&F
Best group collectors – Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Best local float Long Zhi Hun by Zem CC
Best local youth – Buffalo Creek by Rubaloo

More information can be found on the Chard Carnival's website here - The story of Chard Carnival day 2023