Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2017 draws big crowds to town
of people lined the streets of Burnham-On-Sea on Monday evening
(November 6th) to watch dozens of illuminated floats and entertainers
take part in the 71st Highbridge and Burnham Carnival.
80 entries paraded through the town in a cavalcade of colour and
excitement, watched by big crowds.
judges awarded the best entry in the entire procession to Huckyduck
Carnival Club for its Flying Dutchman cart - see Burnham-On-Sea
2017 Carnival results.
the weather was chilly at 10°C,
it remained dry until the very end of the evening when light rain
Carnival Chairman Phil New told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The carnival
was briefly delayed at the start of the evening for a medical emergency
to allow the ambulance crews to deal with it, but the procession
itself went off very well."
added that the first scheduled cart, Beautiful Creatures by Harlequin,
developed a technical fault just before the start of the carnival
and was unable to move off at the front of the parade, but it joined
in the procession, Pentathlon's cart 'Braveheart' lost power and
went around without any music or lighting - but got plenty of cheers
from the crowds.
added: "There were good natured crowds along the route and
we thank everyone who came along, making it such a great evening."
event's Chief Marshal Matt Scott told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
was a super evening - we are all delighted with how it went."
biggest cheers of the night from local spectators went to Burnham-On-Sea's
Hillview Carnival Club with its colourful western-themed float called
Queen Melissa Fear, with her two Carnival Princesses - Sofia Mathews
and Maisie Phillips - led the procession, pictured below.