A FUN town carnival is returning this upcoming bank holiday with a unique twist and thousands are expected to turn up.

The Pershore Carnival will take place on Monday, May 27, with around 5,000 people attending last year.

There will be stalls, a funfair, Punch and Judy shows, a procession, live music and a dog show along with other exciting activities.

Worcester News: Its a musical theme this yearIts a musical theme this year (Image: Tim Dance)

Tim Dance, Pershore Carnival chairman said: "The carnival is absolutely brilliant and a great family day out. 

"The weather is normally a huge factor so we are just hoping for some sunshine and to get rid of all the wet weather now. 

"There will be a procession at 12, live music, a fun fair, a dog show and lots of different foods will be available."

Every year the procession has a different theme and this year it is musicals.

Mr Dance, who has only been the chairman for one year continued: "We thought, what will inspire people and we came up with the idea of musicals. 

"People will be dressing up and there will be a samba band in the procession."

The carnival has been an annual event in the town since 1969 and is taking place in Abbey Park and the town centre.

Worcester News: Thousands are expected to attendThousands are expected to attend (Image: Lindsey Stone)

Lindsey Stone, Pershore Carnival secretary said: "We always look forward to the carnival but it's a lot of hard work and we are already tired, but we do it because we enjoy it. 

"It's the second biggest event in the annual calendar, we have all the usual things including pony rides and ferret racing, we also have a picture trail in shop windows for the children."

The event is run by volunteers and profits go to local charities. 

All donations from this year'[s street procession will go towards Evesham and District Mental Health Support Services.

For the latest information visit: https://www.pershorecarnival.co.uk/ or the Pershore Carnival 2024 Facebook page.

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The event is free for all to attend and free car parking is available at Three Bridges and Avon Meadows car parks.

Over 1,000 ducks will be released at the carnival's duck race at King Georges Field from 1pm on May 26 after the event was postponed from April 14 after river levels were deemed to be too high.