The villagers of Caister-on-Sea have come together to organise an incredible carnival day that celebrates the village and local community.
If you head down to Caister this June 25th, you will be entertained by the Dragon Stage and Theatre School, the Caister school of Dance, Centre Stage Musical Theatre and the nearby award winning Phoenix Karate School.
As well as all the traditional carnival fun you can imagine, there are also some unique and quirky sights, including a display of ducks, ducklings, chickens and chicks with competitions for the children and hatching eggs to watch. Locals will also be proudly showing their small pets co-ordinated by the Guineapiggles Pet Hotel in Caister, and competition entries of miniature garden and decorated cake. Bring your fur babies and enter the fun dog show classes, or try them out at agility! kindly organised by MAD dogs. Caister Womens Institute will be providing a food court, serving refreshments including candy floss and BBQ food. With traditional side show games and lots of opportunity to enter the races and free activities, you will not lack something to do.
Carnival organiser Ruth Bond told Love Caister: ‘Most people will have seen the Vicar of Dibley or Agatha Raisin village fetes, but this is the real thing, with the added pageant of “carnival!”. The community spirit here is immense, and most villagers belong to more than one community group, including the children. When it comes to organising the arena timetable, we have to make sure they have time to get changed, to suddenly appear in another group!’
‘You wont find vast catering trailors, funfairs or rock stars on the day, just us, celebrating together. We hope that visitors to the area will enjoy sharing our real village life for a day, which will also help raise funds towards maintaining our community playing field.’
With so much to see and do, the 2017 Caister Carnival is set to be the event of the summer, so make your plans now! Dogs on leads are welcome, entry is free, and the carnival is fully accessible for the disabled. There’s even a supervised playground for small kids!