Upcoming Events

  • Jun01

    SWAY CARNIVAL 2021 - Theme GAMES

    SWAY CARNIVAL will run from Friday 2nd July - Sunday 11th July 2021:

    We have loads of events for you to get involved in this year, details of all are below.  Some events, such as Treasure Hunt, Scarecrow & Scavenger Hunt will take place all week with a start date shown below. 

    Have fun everyone, lets enjoy ourselves and raise lots of money for our wonderful Sway community. 

    Many lovely Sway businesses are supporting our events, please remember them when out and about, shopping or sourcing local trades people. A full list will be available on our programme and on the sponsors page of the Carnival website.

    Sorry the 'C' bit.. some of our events are currently limited in attendance, so... make sure to book your space where applicable.  And those that aren't, please keep you space, wear face coverings if required, sanitize where appropriate, and respect other participants and attendees.  Thank you :-)

    And... we are planning with current guidelines in place (HM Government Step 3) and hoping for Step 4 to take place. If Step 4 is amended or doesn't happen we will endeavour to run as many events as we can.

  • Jun28

    Photo Gallery

    Just for Fun!

    Upload your 3 favourite photographs to the Facebook: Sway Carnival Photo Gallery 2021

    Album categories are  Nature, Neighbourhood and Novelty

    Don't forget to pop a donation in one of the Carnival collection pots that can be found in village shops.

    Photographers give permission to Sway Carnival to show and reproduce suitable photos.

    Instructions on FB posting:
    On a MOBILE PHONE - Scroll across the top of the group starting with "you". Click on 'albums' and add one photo to the appropriate category.
    On a PC -Click on  'media' then 'albums', add your photo to the appropriate category.

  • Jul01

    Treasure Hunt

    Start and Finish anytime during Carnival Week: At the Silver Hind

    Collect your first clue and entry form, pop a donation in the pot and off you go.  When you've finished, return your answers to the Silver Hind to receive a 10% discount meal voucher valid in July.

    Winners will be chosen from the completed entry forms at the end of Carnival Week:

    1st Prize - A delicious meal at the Silver Hind: 2nd Prize - A bottle of wine

  • Jul01

    Bunting Event - all week

    A new event for this year which you may wish to get involved in.

    Make loads of bunting to festoon your house and garden with carnival colour. Sew, Knit, Paint, or use whatever medium you wish, in any shape or form. We are aiming to have a Sway totally decorated in bunting of all sorts.

    Some links and ideas to get you started:

    How to make almost instant bunting

    Some downloadable files

    Paper Bunting Template

    Sports Bunting

    Mindfulness Bunting

  • Jul01

    Scarecrows - all week

    Enter the Carnival Scarecrow Trail - make a scarecrow for your front garden or alternatively purchase a trail map and vote for your favourite.

    Entry forms are available from Winkworth or download a form and map here and drop off at Winkworth with your entry donation.

    Location maps and voting forms available from Winkworth  - £1

    Scarecrows should be entered by 1st July.  Maps and voting from 2nd July.  

Latest News

  • CARNIVAL 2021

    It’s currently a very strange and challenging world but in spite of this the carnival committee are still planning to hold some events this year to give us all something to look forward to. We are planning events that could happen if the restrictions remain as they are currently, and if they ease then we will add more as and when we know.

    More details will be posted later but at the moment we are planning : The scarecrow display , a children’s walking treasure hunt, an adult walking treasure hunt , a family scavenger hunt , a talent show ( possibly online ) and possibly garage sales.

    A new event which you may wish to get involved in soon will be making bunting to decorate your house either in the windows or outside. While you are confined at home you may want to make a start; sewing, knitting, painting or using whatever medium you wish, in any shape or form. We are aiming to have a Sway totally decorated in bunting of all sorts.

    Finally we would like to say a huge thank you to Kirsten for her magnificent efforts with the advent windows and for raising over £1500 which she has given to our committee to distribute for the benefit of sway families.

  • CARNIVAL 2020 - Cancelled!

    Sway Carnival is about the community of Sway coming together for a week of fun. Unfortunately coming together is the last thing we should be doing at the moment and for the foreseeable future. So with regret, like the olympics, we are postponing Sway Carnival until the week starting 2nd July 2021. We were well on the way to  preparing an exciting full programme of events, so we intend to transfer it all to our new future dates.

    We do hope that when life returns to normal the Carnival committee, along with other village clubs and businesses can put our energy into instigating a grand Sway Village celebration event.

    An idea of a creative and enjoyable thing to do while isolating at home. Why not make a Cheerful Charlie scarecrow  for your garden?  A new friend,  who will make you all smile , a great activity to do with or without the children! I will put the details of an easy way make one on our Facebook page and also on the carnival website, straw or hay is not essential! Maybe we can share and upload photos of them  on Facebook , rather than us advertise where they are. It could be fun, but it must be safe. If you happen to see one..... Smile

    Stay safe everyone. Remember Sway Carnival is not cancelled, merely postponed. It will return bigger and better!

    Pam Wade

  • Walking Treasure Hunt

    For those of you that are still looking for the answers to the clues of the Walking Treasure Hunt.

    Questions, answers and pictures can be found here. Answers.

    Thank you to all who took part, hopefully you're not still wandering around the village trying to crack a clue or two.

  • Sway 5 Results

    Sway 5 Results can be found here: Sway 5 Results

    Congratultions to all that completed this years race 

    First Male: Sam Costley

    First Female: Kath Bailey

    And a big thank you to all those that helped on the day.

  • Carnival 2019

    This year’s Carnival theme is - UNDER THE SEA

    Following on from resident feedback your Carnival committee have made some big changes to this year’s Carnival schedule.

    This year the Fete will be merged with the Family Fun Day and will be held on the first Saturday of Carnival week – June 29th.

    The procession will move to the final Saturday – 6th July and begin at 5.30pm.

    Sway Boule will now be the final event on Sunday – 7th July, where we will also be making the draw for the Grand Raffle.

    Did you know that in 2002 three Sway organisations received donations totalling £600. Last year (2018) a total of £4,300 was donated to 23 Sway organisations. Very impressive progress! So, let’s see if in 2019 it will see rise even higher!

    Further details can be found on the Carnival Facebook Page