19th, 20th & 21st JULY

Co-op Local Causes

Hornsea Carnival has been chosen to be a Co-op Local Cause for this year. If you are a Co-op Member, you can support Hornsea Carnival by logging on to


and selecting Hornsea Carnival as the local cause that you would like to support. If you are not a member, why not sign up and you can then support the carnival when you do your shopping.


Hornsea's Annual 3 day Carnival event. This years theme is "Back in Time for Carnival" Free event offering something for all the community including Live Music and Entertainment, Craft and Food, Fireworks, Fairground, Parade and much much more.

Carnival will kick off on the Friday with the Music Tent and the fireworks display. We are also hoping to have a kids disco in the Youth Tent. On Saturday will have the parade, as usual, and we hope that it will be better than last year. In the park there will be live music on the music stage and arena entertainment involving BMX stunt riding and Professor Pumpernickle will be back again and will also feature Foppletwig & Douglas Grand Exhibition of Contraptions and Curiosities. There will be a Craft Tent and Food Market, the Community Village supported by Let's Go Hornsea, the Rescue Village and the Youth Tent in association with Hornsea Youth Council.

Sunday will start with a Fun Run, followed by a Fun Dog Show. There will also be the Community Tug of War, with Hornsea Fire Fighters defending their crown. On the music stage there will be a Proms in the Park featuring the Humberside Police Band and other artists. Check the carnival website and Facebook page nearer the carnival weekend for timings.

There will be traders and food stalls as well as the Fun Fair and Donkey Rides, as usual. A smorgasborg of entertainment, to quote one committee member.

Hornsea Carnival Committe look forward to your support and we hope that you all have a great time. Please see the Hornsea Carnival Programme for more information. This should be available in mid-June.


This year's Hornsea Carnival Programme is now available and can be obtained from the following outlets:

Co-op Hornsea



Petal, Pets and Paws

Family Choice, Cliff Road

Newbegin Dental Practice

Black Swan, Brandesburton

All proceeds from the sale of the programme will go towards putting on the carnival in 2020. So please pick up a copy and see what a smorgasborg of entertainment awaits you over the carnival weekend.


Hornsea Carnival is once again planning to hold a Big Community Tug of War Challenge. The event was very popular and was deservedly won by Hornsea Fire Fighters, who we are hoping will come back to defend their crown. We are looking for teams to compete in this year's challenge and are hoping that it will be bigger and better than last year.

We are looking for teams to enter the challenge and we are planning to have a separate under 18's challenges if we get more than one team entering each age group. Teams need to have 8 team members.

To enter a team in the challenge, return the application to Allan Iles at the address onn the form by July 12th.

The Entry Fee is £5 per team.

Download the Entry Form here.


Hornsea Carnival Committee would like to express their thanks and appreciation to Village Farm Skipsea who have provided the marquees to Hornsea Carnival over the past few years. They have been very good to carnival and have been very efficient in erecting and taking down the marquees when needed and helping the Carnival Committee to put on the carnival.


Getting involved

If you want to be involved in this year's carnival, look at the "Getting Involved" section. Bookings are no longer being taken for traders in the park this year. However, the Hornsea Carnival Committee is always needing helpers over the weekend to man the road blocks for the parade, help with setting up for carnival and clearing away afterwards. During the weekend there is always a need for volunteers to empty the rubbish bins or walking round with a collecting bucket. If you want to help out, you can email the committee at hornseacarnival@gmail.com or you can become a "Friend of Hornsea Carnival" by submitting the application form opposite.

Hornsea Carnival 2019 Parade

The theme for this year's carnival is "Back in Time for Carnival". Why not get involved in the Carnival Parade on the Saturday of carnival. You can let your imagination run wild. You could go back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth or revisit past civilisations. Alternatively, you could go back to the Victorian heyday or take inspiration from the swinging 60s. Download and return the application form to take part.


Trading at Hornsea Carnival

Bookings for Hornsea Carnival 2019 have now closed due to restrictions placed on Hornsea Carnival by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

If you want to enquire about trading in 2020, please email hornseacarnival@gmail.com, or use the enquiry form on the Contact page.

Carnival Parade Entry

If you want to enter the Hornsea Carnival Parade, please download and return the Hornsea Carnival Parade Entry Form here.

Become a Friend of Hornsea Carnival

Hornsea Carnival Committee are always in need of people to help out at carnival or with the fundraising they have to do to raise the money to put on the carnival; such as Bonfire Night, Christmas Lights Night or escorting Santa and Rudolph over 6 evenings in December. If you would like to help out, but do not want to be on the Committee, you could become a Friend of Hornsea Carnival. As a Friend of Hornsea Carnival, we will keep you informed about what is going on and you can volunteer to be involved in as much or a little as you wish. Just complete and return the e-Form below.