Oakengates Carnival Promises Full Day of Free Fun
18 Aug 2022

The Oakengates Carnival on September 10 promises to be a huge hit with families with a stunning amount of free fun on offer - thanks to Oakengates Town Council in partnership with Shropshire Festivals - and Dirty Rockin Scoundrels (pictured) will be on the main stage!

There's a whole lot of free fun on offer in Oakengates this September 10 when Carnival comes to town! 

Watch the procession through Oakengates from 11am - 12 noon and then head on over for an entirely free family fun day at Hartshill Park from 12pm to 8pm.

On the main stage will be The Dirty Rockin Scoundrels (pictured), Something 4 The Weekend, The Indigo Machine, Groove Dynamite and Jake Nelson - all hosted by BBC Radio Shropshire’s Paul Shuttleworth.

And whilst mum and dad party, there's a whole heap of fun to keep the kids entertained too! Over on the bandstand will be Punch & Judy, Exotic Zoo, Diddi Dance, music & storytelling from Donna David.

Family crowd at festival

And a host of free kids' activities will include: a bee class, climbing wall, gaming van, circus skills, face painting, crafts, silent disco, space hoppers, meeting alpacas, human table football, helter skelter, rodeo bull, bouncy castles and giant inflatables - plus street food, drinks and stalls.

The Carnival is organised by Shropshire Festivals in partnership with Oakengates Town Council.

Beth Heath, from the award-winning events team Shropshire Festivals, said: "Excitement is building for the return of carnival after a three-year wait. This year's event has all the ingredients for a brilliant family day out. What's better is - entry and activities are completely free! 

"Full credit to Oakengates Town Council for providing the area with such a brilliant event, especially in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis. It will be fantastic to bring the community together, have fun and make memories. Join us for a jam-packed day of entertainment."

For more information, or to find out how to get involved in the procession, visit