• 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.


    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.

  • Procession & Party

    Friday sees the carnival procession moving through the village, Sway Village Hall to Jubilee Field starting at 7pm.

    Come and support all the hard work put in by the entrants, don't forget your piles of pennies (and larger) to throw into the kids collecting buckets.

    Along the way there'll be refreshments from Sways vintage bar, The Frog and Jam Jar, Food from Hot Stuff Catering and of course the Silver Hind (which will be screening football); As will the Jubilee Pavilion at the After-Procession Party.

    Also at the Party, Forest Pride Burgers, The Laughing Street Chef, Bar, Ice Cream, Marching Band, Ukelele Band and Disco.

    So, something for everyone.