Llanfair Caereinion Carnival brought the whole town together for a weekend of fun.

Carnival Queen Sarah Astley and her attendants Jamie-Lee Reed, Tommie Lindsay-Jones, Rowan Barlow, James Miller, Mared Haf Ellis, Mollie Peate, Bronwen Burns and Daisy William-Lloyd arrived by carriage on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway; a carnival tradition since the 1930s.

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Colourful characters on the ‘Scurvy Goat’ float (Picture: Mike Sheridan)

The parade was led by the Cambria Band, followed by an array of fancy dressed children and adults, the Royal float, Llanfair Fire Engine and the spectacular floats.

‘James and the Giant Peach’ was this year’s Best Overall Float, judged by Julie Watkin and Carina Gethin.

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Ruth Bates on the ‘James and the Giant Peach’ float at Llanfair Caereinion Carnival. (Picture: Mike Sheridan)

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Clowns Konk and Bluey entertained the crowds. (Pictures Mike Sheridan)

Nansi Evans dressed as a Unicorn Princess won The Dilys Williams Cup for the Overall Best Fancy Dress, which was judged by Siony Rudd and Catrin Davies.

The judges said: "It is great to come back and see how much the community gets right behind the Carnival and put so much effort and thought into their creations.

"It's absolutely brilliant!"

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Mario Kart characters joined the parade on Bridge Street. (Picture: Mike Sheridan)

The ‘Secret Judges’ awarded the Best Individual Entertainer Shield, in memory of Sue Human, to ‘The Two Old Dames’ on the ‘’Tis The Season’ float.

The Carnival was officially opened by the Carnival Queen at Mount Field where the crowds enjoyed the funfair, Clown Bluey, Powys Dance, Wiggly Wobblers, 5 Cent Bling and Energise.

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The David Walliams float makes its way through town. (Picture: Mike Sheridan) 

Then Queen Sarah presented her attendants with a certificate and medal for being part of the day.

The Carnival committee would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who kindly donated raffle prizes including Deri Dental Practice, Councillor Gareth Jones (Rhiwhiriaeth), Elwyn Griffiths Private Hire Taxis, COBRA RFC, Simply Nails and Lashes, Pandy Butchers, RG Peate, Banwy Fuels, IT Jarman, Llanfair Chip Shop, Jo’s Hair Salon, and Mid Wales Stoves. Thanks go to Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway for helping continue the tradition on Carnival Day.

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'Always the bridesmaid...' (Picture: Mike Sheridan)

Fancy Dress Results

Four Years and Under:
1st: Eva Faley-Hughes and Lucia Toozer as 'Macaw Parrots'
2nd: Greta Pryce and Enlli Pryce as 'NHS Nurses 1948/2018'
3rd: Talena Clark as 'Shrunken Alice'

Seven Years and Under: 
1st: Nansi Evans as a 'Unicorn Princess'
2nd: Phaydra Newall as the 'Queen of Hearts'
Joint 3rd: Amy Heath as 'Meghan Markle' and Ava Andrews as a 'Unicorn'

11 Years and Over:
Joint 1st: Josh Clarke as 'Cymru' and Rhiannon Clarke as a 'Daffodil'

Children's Group: 
1st: Super Mario
2nd: Zombie Cheerleaders
3rd: NHS Nurses 1948-2018

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The Red Lion’s The Flintstones-themed float makes its way through the square in Llanfair Caereinion (Picture: Mike Sheridan)

Adult Competition: 
1st: Luci Ladyman as 'Madhatter'
2nd: Nia Roberts as 'Cruella De Ville' 
3rd: Matt Evans and Graig Wen as Laurel and Hardy

Adult Group:
1st: Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride
2nd: Alice in Wonderland
Joint 3rd: 'O.A.P.' and 'Pirate and the Macaw Parrots'

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"Shiver me timbers!" - The 'Curse of the Scurvy Goat' float makes its way towards Mount Field. (Picture: Mike Sheridan) 

Floats Results

Best Adult Float:
1st: Pirates Of The River Banwy
2nd: 'Tis The Season
3rd: Humans Black School

Best Children's Float: 
1st: James and the Giant Peach   
2nd: The World of David Walliams   

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'Maud and Ethel' getting ready for the parade at Llanfair Caereinion Carnival on Saturday (Picture: Mike Sheridan)