IF YOU visit Machynlleth on Saturday expect to be greeted by one or two Koalas, Kangaroos and a myriad of Queens.

On Saturday the town will come to an standstill at 1pm as the carnival procession takes place and the theme for this year’s fancy dress is based on the letters K and Q.

Newtown Silver Band will lead the procession and pride of place will be taken by this year’s Carnival Queen, the newly crowned Maddie Ellis Jones.

The procession will end up at The Plas grounds where there will be entertainment including a fun fair during the afternoon for the whole family.

There, the fancy dress results will be announced, Wizard Wonky will be providing fun and entertainment for the children.

Beth McCann and The Pumpers will provide musical entertainment and there will also be a licensed bar.

A whole host of events have been taking place all week in the run up to the annual extravaganza.

On Thursday at 6pm a junior pram race will take place at the Plas grounds and on Friday evening the senior pram race will be at Machynlleth Bowling Club at 7pm. Visit Machynlleth Carnival Facebook page.