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Everything you need to know about today’s Diss Carnival and Fun Day





Diss Carnival and Fun Day is taking place today and here is all you need to about the biggest event in the town’s calendar.

With the theme of the Wild West, expect stunt shows, Texas two-step dance lessons, a carnival rodeo bull, gold panning and many other activities on Sunday.

The carnival parade, the highlight of the day, will kick-start the celebrations, leaving Diss High School at 12.30pm.

The Diss Carnival parade is one of the highlights of the day
The Diss Carnival parade is one of the highlights of the day

Around 30 floats and groups will make their way down Walcot Road, through Mount Street, Market Place, Mere Street and on to Park Road, before finishing at Diss Park. Crowds are invited to line the streets to cheer on the participants.

The fun will then move to the park, where, at 1.15pm, the winners of the best dressed float, best walking group and most flamboyant entry will be announced.

Hosted by event compère Paul Preston Mills, the park will welcome a host of entertainment and activities throughout the afternoon.

Visitors to the Diss Carnival may get to see Dinsdale the Duck
Visitors to the Diss Carnival may get to see Dinsdale the Duck

As well as more than 50 stalls, the day will include a fun fair in the park’s car park, dog shows, axe throwing, a free craft area and a curiously titled horsebox photobooth.

There will be a western stunt show courtesy of Evolve Entertainment, who will be performing twice during the day.

Helping to take people to a galaxy far, far away there will be science fiction cosplay group The Galactic troopers.

The day’s main stage and entertainment area will also be bustling all afternoon, with various performances.

The Diss Carnival is the biggest date in the town’s calendar
The Diss Carnival is the biggest date in the town’s calendar

Here are the times:

► 1.30pm – Fun dog show

► 1.45pm – Foolhardy Circus

► 2.05pm – Tribe All

► 2.30pm – stunt show

► 2.55pm – Jeff Gallant Duo

► 3.40pm – Foolhardy Circus

► 4pm – Fun dog show

Live music will play a big part of the celebratory day
Live music will play a big part of the celebratory day

At 4.45pm, the park pavilion will host a series of live music acts and performers, including Hank DJ Sleek, The Hedge Monkeys, Jeff Gallant Duo and Sweet Treats Burlesque, with the Voice Squad choir bringing the curtain down on what promises to be an unforgettable day by 8.30pm.



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