Carnival

Upcoming Events

  • Jun28

    Sway Carnival Fun Run

    CANCELLED!!!!!

    Can you complete the legendary Sway Carnival 5-Mile Run

    Online registration is now CANCELLED


    Starting at Wilverley Plain at 10:30 am the entry fee is £10 advance on-line

    On the day fee is £12.

    There's also a Children's Fun Run for the younger runners! 

    Under 7s - 1/2 mile, 7+ - 1mile. Entry £1 on the day. Under 5s must be accompanied.

  • Jul01

    Scarecrows & Decorated Gardens

    CANCELLED!!

    This year we have added a new element to this competition, so if you don't want to make a scarecrow then decorate your front garden, fence, gate or porch instead, as long as it can be seen from the road. Alternatively you could do both.

    Make sure your wonderful scarecrows and gardens are ready for the judging which will take place during Carnival week. Entry forms are available at Winkworth / Hairsway or online at Entry Form

    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 Winkworth / Hairsway.

    Register your scarecrow by 5.00 Thursday ?? to get on the map.

    For those wanting a map of where to find the scarecrows and / or a judging form, these will be available from the ...

    Winner to be announced at the Boule Event.

  • Jul04

    Sway Carnival Fete

    CANCELLED!

    Sway Family Fete will be held at Jubilee Field 11.00am - 3.30pm.  

    A fun packed day for all. Come along and join the fun. 

    Historic Cars & Bikes, Fun Dog Show, Archery, Bar, Hog Roast, Teas, Various Stalls, Jazz Band, Coconut Shy.

    Entry Free 

  • Jul04

    Fun Dog Show

    CANCELLED!!

  • Jul05

    Jazz on the Lawn

    CANCELLED!!

    Come and join The Manor at Sway for an afternoon on the lawn with music.

    Time and tickets TBC


Latest News

  • 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 https://www.facebook.com/swaycarnival/
  • Christmas Tree, Carols and More...

    Sway Christmas Event – Saturday 8th December – A reminder to all.

    Come and Join in the fun as Sway celebrates the lighting of the village Christmas Tree.

    2.30pm for 3pm - Sway Cinema will be showing the film Polar Express– Village Hall

    4.55pm - After the film, Father Christmas and his Elves will lead a Twinkly Light procession from the village hall to The Silver Hind for the lighting of the Christmas tree.

    5pm – Craft Stalls and Craft making outside Hairsway.

    5.15pm – Lighting of the Christmas tree, Carols with Singsway, Mince Pies, Biscuits & Hotdogs.