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Due to the waterlogged field and high river level, the annual Pershore Duck Race has been delayed.  The new date is Sunday 26th May (the day before Pershore Carnival). Tickets are now available from Pershore Town Hall and will be on sale in Chapman Court on Saturdays 18th and 25th May between 10am and 1pm. Lucky Duck tickets already sold will be valid on the new date.  All other details remain the same, i.e. event starts at 1pm, first race at 2pm.

Latest news - extra catering will be provided by local favourite, Bob's Curry Hut


Applications to Benefit from Carnival Procession Street Collection

Each year, the monies collected during Pershore Carnival Procession are donated to a nominated local charity.  

Applications are invited to be the beneficiary of this year's street collection.  Eligibility criteria are:

1.  you must be a registered charity

2.  your 'service users' must be in Pershore and the surrounding area

3.  you must not have been the recipient of the street collection over the past 3 years

Letters of application, including a description of your charity and your beneficiaries and an indication of your main source(s) of funding, should be sent to  The closing date for applications is 30th April 2024.


Just announced

£100 donation to chosen charities

The winners of each float category in Pershore Carnival Procession 2024 will be asked to nominate a charity to receive a £100 donation from Pershore Carnival.  The categories are:- Best Motorised Float, Best Walking Wheels (non-motorised), Best Walking Float and Best Fancy Dress.  


Thank you everyone!

Thanks to everyone who attended our fundraising quiz on Saturday 16th March.  Congratulations to the winning teams and to the winners of the amazing raffle prizes.  Thank you to the donors : The Angel Inn,Cox's Cars, Feli's Restaurant, Iconic Hair,The Pickled Plum, Pud Puds, Riverside Fish Bar, The Thai Legend and Sue Allen. Special thanks to Miles and Steve for putting together such a fun quiz. We raised the fantastic sum of £467.

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Dates announced for events in 2024
March 16th - Fundraising Quiz
May 26th - Annual Duck Race
May 27th - Carnival 2024

Music Line Up at Pershore Carnival 2023

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Memphis Mike

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Lolly Parton


The Bones

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New for 2023 - Punch and Judy

Shows throughout the day

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Fundraising Quiz - Saturday 11th February 7.30 pm

Sports and Social Club, Defford Road

A fun quiz for teams of up to 6. £2.50 per person or £10 per team.  Come along as a team or own your own to join up with others.  Prizes to be won!

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Pershore Carnival 2023 Date Announced - Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 29th May

Winning a Teddy Bear

Cheques presented to local charities

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Mayor of Pershore, Councillor Matthew Winfield, Pershore Carnival Committee Chairman Colin Shepherd and Carnival Queen 2022 Betty Haines present a cheque for £1000 to Julie Gardner of Pershore and Evesham District Downs Syndrome Support.

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A cheque for £1000 was also presented to Pershore and District Disabled Swimmers (PADDLERS). Richard Arnold and Randal Stewart were there to receive it.

Images from Carnival 2022 are now in the Gallery.  Photos courtesy of Mark Everett Photography

Procession Winners 2022

Thank you to everyone who entered the procession this year


Best Walking Float - Pershore Abbey


Best Motorised Float - Riverside Centre


Best Walking Wheels - S W Lifeguards


Best Fancy Dress - The Palmer Family


New attraction at Pershore Carnival 2022
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Worcester-based duo back by popular demand

Local band Mel and Him were such a hit with the Carnival crowd in 2018 that we simply had to get them back this year.  We are pleased to announce that they will be performing the final set, starting at 5pm. 

Mel & Him are a lively, entertaining duo performing hits from the 80s, with a few newer and older classics mixed in. They have been popular on the Midlands music since 2014, when a fabulous school disco-themed party inspired them to take their favourite party tunes out on the road.

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Betsy Harmony to sing at Pershore Carnival 2022.  Catch her set at 4pm

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Elvis Returns!

Having wowed the Pershore crowd at the Welcome Back Weekend last August, Memphis Mike will be returning to Abbey Park for Pershore Carnival 2022. His set will start at 3pm.  Get those Blue Suede Shoes ready to be All Shook Up!

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i-Sing Choir set to open Pershore Carnival 2022

The i-Sing Choir, led by local musician Helen Jones, will be performing a set on Abbey Park at 10.45am.  For more information about i-Sing Choir, go the their website.

Carnival Theme 2022

The theme for Pershore Carnival 2022 has just been announced as

"1952 to 2022: Inventions of the past 70 Years"

This links the theme that had been chosen for the 2020 Carnival, which sadly could not go ahead, with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee being celebrated this year.  We know we can rely on Pershore folks to be creative!

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