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Oakengates Carnival

Saturday 10th June 2023

Entertainment at The Wakes & High Street - 10:30am - 11:30am
Procession through Oakengates - 11:30am - 12pm 
FREE Family Fun Day at Hartshill Park - 12pm - 7pm
Oakengates Carnival


  • When is Oakengates Carnival?
    Saturday, 10th June, 11:30am - 7pm. The procession begins at 11:30am, with entertainment outside The Wakes and along the High Street from 10:30am. Hartshill Park opens at 12pm for our family fun day to begin!
  • Where is it?
    Oakengates Carnival is taking place all through Oakengates! The procession will go through the High Street, and will lead you to Hartshill Park, where we will have an epic family fun day.
  • Where can I get tickets?
    You don’t need tickets! It’s free to attend both the procession and the family fun day in Hartshill Park, so come for as little, or as long as you like, we’ve got enough going on to entertain you and your little ones all day!
  • Can I bring my own food and drink?
    Yes! We will have a whole bunch of tasty street food vendors and a bar onsite, but you are more than welcome to bring in your own picnic. Please make sure that you do not bring any alcohol or sharps into site, we will be bag searching on entry.
  • Am I allowed to bring my dog?
    Of course you can bring your four-legged friend! You must keep your dog on a lead at all times, and they won’t be allowed underneath the marquees, but there will be plenty of space for them in the park.
  • Travelling into Oakengates
    Due to the procession through the High Street, there will be rolling road closures throughout the morning, until the procession is finished at 12pm, please visit this page for more information about road closures and parking. Oakengates Train Station is roughly a 5-minute walk to Hartshill Park, trains will be running on a regular timetable, please check before you travel. There will be car parking available in Oakengates, but access may be restricted during the procession, please check the Telford & Wrekin Council website for more information.
  • Disabled Access
    This event is held on grass, but it is fairly flat.
  • What’s happening at the event?
    Oakengates Carnival is all about bringing the town together and celebrating everything that is Oakengates! A procession filled with exciting dance groups, vintage vehicles, and local communities will be making its way along the high street where you can follow it through all the way to an epic family fun day in Hartshill Park. We’ve got so many exciting things happening throughout the day, including live music, dance performances, have a go sports activities, exhibitors, street food, inflatables and SO much more happening in Hartshill Park. There’s something for everyone, and the best thing, is that you don’t even need to pay an entry fee! Please note, some of our activities will be closing at 6pm.
  • Can I volunteer at the event?
    We’d love you to join our team – we’re always on the lookout for happy, smiley faces to help us put on our epic events! Please fill out the online application form here!
  • Can I exhibit at the event?
    We are currently looking for businesses who would like to attend this event, so we’d love to hear from you! Please fill out our online application forms here. We are currently not accepting applications for Street Food vendors.
  • Who is behind this event?
    Oakengates Council are working in partnership with Shropshire Festivals to bring Oakengates Carnival back and even better for 2022!
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Festival Address:  Hadley Road, Oakengates, Telford, England, TF2 6AJ

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