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Yet again it is that time of the year, when adults and children can lose themselves in the fun of Carnival.  Yes, those of any age can walk about dressed as pink ellephants, daleks, superman or anything else that might take our fancy and only get smiles of joy as a reaction.  This year there have been a few changes made to the program of events, with additional events taking place, making it even more fun filled than usual.  There are events to cater for any taste, from rambling to pool, model boats to tide fights, football to tots activities and train rides to the big parade and don't forget that the money raised goes to local charities. So here's a little advice from someone who has taken part in many, many Sheringham Carnival events starting back in the mid seventies, right through to last year and hopefully this year too.  TAKE PART!!!   I have had so much pure unadulterated fun over the years, initially getting together and planning our entry, then making it and finally parading through the streets.   I have always looked ridiculous, our entries have varied from purely fancy dress to motorised floats, we've done the Lantern Restaurant, Top of the Flops (which included old favourites like Long John Baldie), to in latter years joining with the Sheringham Branch of The Royal British Legion to do the Town Clock a couple of years ago (thanks to David Farrow's expertise and many more since).  It doesn't cost a fortune, you can have Carnival Float parties when you put it all together and then the icing on the cake, the parade and bringing a ray of sunshine to spectators.  This year they are welcoming decorated electric buggies as an extra category on the parade, so why not try to make the history books and be the first one to win the class.  Of course, you can also enter the fancy dress competitions, pantomime horse race, five a side football, darts, pool, golf, putting ad bowls.  Join in with the Disco on the Beach, Sandcastle Competitions, Poetry evening, Rambles, Beach Party or be a Carnival Millionaire at the family Games Night.  Bonny Baby, Train Rides, Teddy & Toys picnic, Chalk a picture, dog and pet show..........Then there is the finale of the illuminated procession and Firework Display a definite date for the diary.  Programs will be available shortly and full details can be found on the Carnival Web Site:   It all kicks of on Saturday 29th July and runs for and extra day, through to Monday 7th August.NORFOLK'S PREMIER CARNIVAL IS IN SHERINGHAM - DON'T MISS IT

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