Ramsgate carnival and fair is back for 2021

Fun at the 2019 carnival Photo Frank Leppard

Ramsgate carnival and fair will take place next weekend.

The carnival takes place on Sunday, September 12, moving off at 4pm. The fair will be on Government Acre on both Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm.

Also on Sunday there will be stalls and entertainment, No Strings Attached on from noon until 1pm, then Mazz is on 1pm- 2pm, followed by the queen;s court curtseys to the Mayor then at 3pm the Fantastic Decades band until the carnival moves off.

The carnival is usually held in July but could not take place last year and was moved to the later date this year due to covid restrictions.

Photo Laura Sullivan

The route is the same as usual, starting at Royal Esplanade and travelling through Paragon, Royal and Harbour Parade, Plains of Waterloo, King and Queen Streets, Westcliff Road, Grange Road and back to Royal Esplanade.

Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories including best dressed pedestrian group, best youth group, best commercial float and more.

Photo Adam Dark

Anyone with stall forms needs to make sure these are with organisers by Friday, September 10.

There is also still time to enter the carnival parade by contacting organiser Mick Pidduck on 07738294021 or go to the facebook page here