Gallery: Thousands attend Stowmarket’s annual three-day carnival

Stowmarket Carnival in full flow. The procession winds its way through the town.

Stowmarket Carnival in full flow. The procession winds its way through the town. - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people attended a town’s annual three-day carnival which has been hailed by organisers as the ‘best event for years’.

On Saturday Stowmarket came to a standstill as lines of lorries carrying colourful revellers weaved through the town centre as part of the procession.

The carnival kicked off the previous day with bands playing in the Recreation Ground with Sunday’s timetable seeing among other attractions a classic car show, a tug of war and a teddy bear picnic.

Chairman of the Stowmarket Carnival committee, Zoe Lynch said: “It’s been absolutely wonderful, we’ve had really good crowds and the support along the procession was great. We have had good reviews from the public, it’s been the best attended carnival for years.

“The Lowestoft dog display team drew a good crowd. I am pleased with how the fundraising and sponsorship went for the carnival, it has been very successful. The atmosphere has been buzzing.”

This year the carnival committee had a target of raising £4,000 to help stage the event.