Seaton Carnival Week starts today

PUBLISHED: 15:25 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:12 27 August 2018

Cklassic vehicles will again  be lining upon the seafront  for Seaton carnival. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Cklassic vehicles will again be lining upon the seafront for Seaton carnival. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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A week of events will culminate in the grand illuminated procession

Seaton Carnival week starts with a gallop today (Friday, August 24) - a horse racing night at the football club .

The same day Mike Spiller is organising an open shore fishing competition from 7pm to 11pm off the beach.

This will be followed by a coffee morning at the town hall on Saturday, with 20 stalls selling a variety of items.

Also on Saturday children take part in the Jurassic Golf Competition and in the evening, at the town hall, cash prizes are on offer at the carnival bingo.

Sunday welcomes the Classic Vehicle Show on the Esplanade from 10am to 5pm.

There is a crabbing competition at Axmouth Harbour, 10am to 11am, and the crowning of this year’s royal party followed by a Songs of Praise.

This year there are two princesses and a prince. Abbi Thomas, Lucy Burrows and Ajay Welsh, who will be crowned by MP Neil Parish, assisted by the town Mayor Peter Burrows.

Bank holiday Monday finds everyone all back on the Esplanade for a street fair full of stalls.

And lots of pet hounds are expected to turn up for a fun dog show at 10.30am.

Also on Monday there is a Bowling drive at the Bowling Club.

Tuesday sees everyone at the Methodist Church car park at 6pm ready to start a car treasure hunt.

There is a quiz night at the town hall on Wednesday, at 7.30pm, a Murder Mystery on Thursday and a children’s disco and a darts competition on Friday.

On Saturday (September 1) a car boot sale takes place before the first Grand Illuminated Procession of the East Devon Circuit in the evening, led by the Dolphin marching Band, of Poole, supported by Seaton’s own Samba Band.

Buy your Carnival Programme, available from many shops in the town, for details of all events and to take part in the colouring competition, the I Spy competition and fill in the last page in the programme to maybe win £100.

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