13th July 2019
Entrant registration from 3pm
Parade sets of at 6pm
Leaving the Green at 6pm, the Devizes Carnival Procession brings the town alive with vibrant walking groups, floats, bands and more with thousands of people lining the streets along our 2km route.
Carnival is the culmination of masses of hard work on the part of the participants and a real spectacle, and our Carnival awards are given to those who show creativity and innovation in their entry. Only pre-registered groups can be judged so please make sure you complete our online form before the closing date
As this year is DOCA’s 10th anniversary, we are having a ‘Through the Ages’ themed Carnival – pick a time in history and get creative!
Carnival awards are presented for:
‘Best Costume’: given to an individual or group in their category who displays creative flair and imagination in the design of their costume.
‘Most innovative’: awarded to a group or individual in their category who shows innovation in the concept, design or making of their entry.
‘Best in Category’: given to best overall entrant in their category
‘Overall Winner’: A stand out entry that has creative flair and shows imagination in the design of their costume, choreography and float. They have an innovative approach and have considered our theme.
IMPORTANT Please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions before entering. These include information if you are planning to enter a vehicle-based carnival float.
Thanks to our 2018 Carnival judges – Heidi from HAS Style, Molly from Frock & Mol and Victoria from Pins & Needles
2018 Carnival award winners
DS Smith: Infinity Wars
DS Smith: Infinity Wars – Best Costume, Most Innovative, Best in Category
Devizes PHAB: McPhab Farm – Best Costume, Most Innovative, Best in Category
Kittiwake: Aladdin – Best Costume, Most Innovative, Best in Category
Air Cadets 2397 (Devizes) – RAF 100 – Best Costume, Most Innovative
St Joseph’s School: Marvellous Mini-Beasts – Best in Category
Southbroom Infant School: Under the Sea – Best Costume, Best in Category
H.F. Styles & Son ltd: The Little Train of Horrors – Best Costume, Most Innovative, Best in Category
Wacky Races – Best in Costume, Most Innovative, Best in Category
Enigma: The Enigma Circus – Best Costume, Most Innovative, Best in Category
The People of the Village: The Hawaiian Villagers – Best Costume, Most Innovative, Best in Category