Halesworth: Carnival festivities celebrate 25 years

The K9 Dancing Dogs are coming to Halesworth Carnival

The K9 Dancing Dogs are coming to Halesworth Carnival - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk town’s carnival is celebrating 25 years, with a face-lift planned for this year’s festivities.

This year, as part of a professional ring programme, Adrian Smith, the world’s fourth strongest man, along with the K9 dancing dog team are two of the many attractions to this year’s carnival for the Halesworth Lions Club on Sunday.

Wendy Mendham, the Halesworth Lions publicity officer, said: “25 years of established carnival for the Halesworth Lions has been the product of many people’s hard work and dedication, to providing entertainment for the visitors from the local area.

“It has always been seen, by the club, as a thank you to the people of the Halesworth area to provide a free day of fun.”

There are also competitions on the day, with prizes being offered to those who enter the carnival procession, the person who can run the furthest on the bungee run and the winner of the duck race.

The Kuk Sool Won Club will also be giving their first demo in Halesworth in 20 years, and there will be heavy horses from N&J Carriages on show and the Applewood Miniature Horses, who will be wearing tutus while they trot around the ring.

The Procession leaves Bramfield Road Industrial Estate at 1pm and will arrive in the town park around 2pm.

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It will be lead by Annette Dunning, Halesworth Town Council chairman, and Terry Harris, President of the Lions, in a horse drawn carriage, accompanied by the Ipswich Suffolk School of Samba.

There will also be donkey rides, bouncy castles, and an entertainment show, and members of the community will be holding stalls.

The carnival opens at 11.30am. For more information visit www.halesworthlions.org.uk