Pudsey Carnival 2018 will mark 30 consecutive years with a bumper event on Saturday (May 19).
The event will be opened by Pudsey’s Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson, and there will be Harry and Meghan lookalikes to mark the Royal Wedding that same day.
The parade will start at 11.45am with the judging of the floats by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, before setting off at noon to wind its way through Pudsey town centre.
It will end on stage at Queens Park at around 1pm where the new carnival queen will be crowned and joined by 29 past queens.
Chairman Simon Seary said:
“We have some amazing things planned this year.
“Our popular bus tour will be returning to Pudsey, once again taking in the history of the parade route and hopefully spotting some treacle miners along the way!
“All proceeds from the parade collection and any funds raised during the day will be used to purchase defibrillators to be placed in and around Pudsey – to add to our 12 already sited. – just imagine if everyone attending the carnival gave just £1 to the collection?”
Attractions include a funfair, an owl experience, pets corner, magic mirror photo booth, Alpacas, a Nerf Wars play area, mini football tournament with Pudsey Juniors and Stanningley Albion, an infltable demolition ball and lots more.
Friends of Pudsey Steamroller, Greenside Greenway, Friends of Pudsey Cemetery and Chapel, Pudsey Civic Society, Pudsey In Bloom, Save Tong Valley and other groups will all have information stalls at Queens Park.
Stage times for Pudsey Carnival 2018
Five hours of live music and entertainment.
12.15 – 12.50 CHOIR FOR ALL
13.00 – 13.40 OPENING CEREMONY
13.40 – 13.50 GYM MAGIC
13.50 – 14.20 AMICHE
14.20 – 14.35 MEDUSA (off stage)
14.35 – 15.05 DANIEL FIRTH
15.05 – 15.15 MEDUSA SINGERS
15.15 – 15.45 CELTIC COWBOYS
15.45 – 15.55 GYM MAGIC (off stage)
15.55 – 16.25 WILLIWALI & BOYS
16.35 – 17.15 SNAKE OIL
PUNCH & JUDY SHOWS – 13.30, 14.30 and 15.30
Dog show times and categories:
Cutest Puppy 0-12 months
(Sponsored by Snufflemats)
1330 Snow Dog Photo Opportunity
– Only £1.50 a photo
1400 Prettiest Female 12m-6y
(Sponsored by 8Below Husky Rescue)
1415 Handsome Male 12m-6y
(Sponsored by K9 Hikes & Hols)
1430 Best Veteran 6y+
(Sponsored by Linbee Dog Rehoming)
1500 Musical Sits (any breed)
1530 Waggiest Tail
(Sponsored by Pink Paws Cat Rescue)
1545 Snow Dog Photo Opportunity (as above)
1600 Best In Show
(Sponsored by Murphy’s Army/K9/White Cross Vets)
Family fun event with all breeds welcome.
All dogs must be on a lead on or around the arena.
Carnival chairman Simon Seary thanks all the volunteers and committee members for their hard work in putting the event together.