Carnival

Upcoming Events

  • Jun29

    Walking Treasure Hunt

    Back to its old start day, the Walking Treasure Hunt will begin at the Hare and Hounds; 5.30 - 6.30pm. £1.50 per adult entry. 
  • Jun29

    Scarecrows

    Make sure your wonderful scarecrows are in place ready for the judging which will take place during Carnival week. Entry forms are available at https://www.swayvillage.co.uk/Carnival/Entry-Forms

    Don't forget to download the location map as well and leave your entry form, map and £2 entry fee in the box at the newsagents.

    For those wanting a map of where to find the scarecrows (and vote for your favourite), these are also available from the newsagent £1 from 30th June.

    Winner to be announced at the Fete.

  • Jun30

    Garage Sales

    Time to open up your garage and sell some stuff, or maybe you want to follow the garage map and see whats for sale in Sway.

    Maps of participating garages will be available from Sway Youth Centre 8.30 - 11am. £1 a map.

    Entry form available at https://www.swayvillage.co.uk/Carnival/Entry-Forms

  • Jun30

    Drama Club Production

    A Trio of Plays performed by members of Sway Drama Club

    Sway Church Rooms from 7pm.

    Tickets available from 1st June at Hairsway. £6 - includes a glass of wine or soft drink.

  • Jun30

    Boule is back

    This years Carnival sees the return of Sway Boule.

    As this is the first year that its part of the Carnival events it will be in a slightly different format, but still loads of fun as pairs battle it out for the famous Sway Tower trophy.

    We will be excepting applications for 32 'OPEN' pairs for this event. Application forms are available from the newsagent. £5 a team.

    Venue: Gracewells gardens from 2pm:  Refreshments available


Latest News

  • Carnival Funds

    Carnival week is now almost a distant memory and it’s now time for the committee to share out the monies that everyone kindly donated throughout the carnival week, be it from sponsorship, buying raffle tickets, or attending and event.

    If you are a Sway organisations or group and would like to apply for funding for a project, for needed items, or for any other reason please email details of your request to enquiries@swaycarnival.co.uk  or by post to our treasurer Sue Howard at Green Pastures Pitmore Lane Sway SO41 8LL.

     We are always pleased to welcome new faces onto the committee – new faces/new ideas. We meet monthly. If you would like to help but feel being on the committee is not for you perhaps you could offer your services during carnival week  as it is a very busy time for us all. Please contact the chair –Pam Wade on wadesof sway@aol.com or 682017

    Ruth Conway for Sway Carnival Committee

  • Thank you

    A Big thank you to all our sponsors and those that donated some wonderful prizes to this years Carnival.

  • Until Next Year!

    With the sun continuing to shine down on us, the Carnival Committee are now tidying up and finishing off a few outstanding tasks.

    Prizes from the Grand Draw will be delivered to the lucky winners over the next few days and the bunting and posters will be taken down.

    We had a lovely warm evening for the Carnival Procession, with plenty of drinks and food along the route (thanks to the Silver Hind, Frog & Jam Jar and Hot Stuff) and at Jubilee Field for the post procession party, (thanks to, The Laughing Street Chef,  Pride of the Forest Catering, The Football Club & Steven Deweys Ice Cream Van).

    Thanks also to the Dolphin Marching Band acting almost as Pied Pipers! with loads of happy children chasing them around the field, the Ukelele Band that marched in the procession and then played until the DJ started. 

    Thanks to all Sway residents for the hard work and efforts put into their costumes and to everyone else that joined in on the evening to make for a wonderful procession and party.

    The Fete suffered a little from both the heat and a certain football match (come on England!) so again a big thank you to all that attended & helped to make it a great day, lots of lovely stalls, demonstrations by village clubs, Kate for her fun Dog Show and all those that brought along lovely historic cars and bikes.

    The Church Picnic and Service was again well attended as was the Jazz on the Lawn at The Manor at Sway. Singing and Music were the order of the day, and both sounded wonderful. What a great way to end ten days of Carnival.

    So! until next year, BYE! 

    BUT! Don't forget Carnival will be appearing again in December for the lighting of the Christmas Tree and maybe some additional events.

  • A BIG THANK YOU

    Sway Carnival would like to thank all our Sponsors and those who have kindly donated prizes for the raffle:-

    Alan Farrar and Sons, Day Lewis Pharmacy, Everton Nurseries, Forest View Glazing, Foresters Arms, Four Seasons Event Management, G. Farwells Ltd, Gracewell Healthcare, Hair Sway, Hatch Motors, Hayward Fox, Heppenstalls Solicitors, Inspired and Create, Janet Kirk Floral Designs, KFK Volkswagen, Kitchenmakers, New Forest Cottages, New Forest Master Thatchers, Peter Cooper, Pride of the Forest, Ridgeway Rents, Senior Flexonics LPE, Sway Butchers, Sway Deli and Coffee Shop, The Hare and Hounds, The Laughing Street Chef, The Manor at Sway, The Plough Inn, The Silver Hind, Winkworth. Adventure Wonderland, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Bradbeers, Breamore House, Cycle Experience, Fairweathers Garden Centre, Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Furzer Gardens, Hot Stuff Catering, Highcliffe Castle, JW Hair, Libertys Owl, Raptor & Reptile Centre, Longdown Activity Farm, Moors Valley, Morrisons (New Milton), National Trust (Mottisfont), New Forest & Hampshire County Show, New Forest Fruit Company Ltd, Old Station Tea Rooms Holmesley, Pebble Beach, Sandworld, Shallowmead Nurseries, Shorefields Holidays Ltd, Solent Sky, South Lawn Hotel, Stewarts Garden Centre, Swanage Railway, Tesco (Lymington), The Fizz Tin Horsebox Bar, The Frog & Jam Jar, The Old Farmhouse Burley, The Rising Sun, Walhampton Golf Centre, Weight Watchers (Denise Lawrence).

  • Wine, Cheese & Quiz

    Tonight is the Carnival Wine & Cheese night.

    Professional commentaries from Tim Phillips and Jonathan Broomfield

    There's still a few tickets available from Winkworths Estate Agents £15

    Last night was the musical mayhem of the Carnival Quiz, many thanks to Gus Govier for his seemingly difficult questions and wonderful bits and pieces of songs that we thought we knew but maybe didn't.

    A fun night for all involved and a big thank you to the Hare and Hounds for hosting the event, working hard to keep us all fed and watered, and for their donation of quiz prizes.