About The Eynsham Carnival
2017 IS THE 71st YEAR OF THE EYNSHAM CARNIVAL – A GREAT VILLAGE TRADITION!
The annual Eynsham Carnival is one of the oldest of its kind in the county. It began after the Second World War and is always held on the first Saturday in July. Its original home was on the Bartholomew School site in the Witney Road, but later, as it grew in size, it moved to the recreation ground where it still remains.
The Carnival is planned and provided each year by a volunteer Committee, most of whom live in the village. The Committee is supported by other volunteers, known as ‘Carnival Friends’ who provide help and support during the year and particularly on the day itself when we rely on many willing extra volunteers.
2012 was an almost unique experience in our history, when during one of the wettest summers ever recorded, the rain continued to fall on Carnival Day but the show still went on! It was a reflection of the popularity of the Carnival that so many people turned out and had a great time despite the weather. It was a great credit to the village that so many people came out to join in the fun, but recovering from this has not been easy.
Please come to experience a marvellous family day out, and if you can volunteer to help in any way, we would be delighted to hear from you.