Llanidloes Carnival is getting ready to bring the whole town together for its 23rd extravaganza.

This year is promising to be a real page-turner with a Children’s Literature theme.

A town famous for fancy dress, this year is promising to be bigger and better with spectators lining the streets and joining in the fun.

The carnival is on this Saturday, July 14, and includes top entertainment from Tenovus Choir, Adiict Dance and the Llani Dragonettes cheerleaders.

The Mayor of Llanidloes, Cllr Janet Crisp, and Town Clerk, Sonia Pritchard, will have the hard task of judging the array of floats and fancy dressed adults and children at Kennel Fields from noon.

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Music by Newtown Silver Band will keep the rhythm going while the parade sets off at 1.15pm from Celtic Travel on New Street to The Old Market Hall.

The route will continue down at Victoria Avenue then to Llanidloes Town Football Club at 2pm where the celebrations continue.

Carnival Queen, Katie Waters, will be officially crowned from 2.05pm with a fanfare announcing her arrival, along with the Carnival Queens of Newtown and Rhayader.

On the carnival field there will be a cluster of activities from face painting, a fair, a climbing wall, bouncy castles, bungee trampolines, circus skills, food stalls and much more.

The winners of the fancy dress competitions will be announced at the carnival field from 4.30pm and there will be cash prizes given to the best.

Carnival chairperson Kelly Hawkins said: “This year we’re aiming to get Llanidloes well and truly back on the map. Everybody loves Llani Carnival, it’s the town’s favourite day of the year. The community is so supportive and the people of the town really make what it is.”

For more information about the carnival, visit the Llanidloes Carnival Facebook page or pick up a programme from Woosnam & Davies News.