THE Chopper Club Wales customised motorbikes and Samba Agogo will join the main carnival parade at Presteigne as the town celebrates this Saturday, July 13.

The Brotherhood of the Black Pirates and the Galloping Acrobats will be among the many field events and there will be live evening entertainment going on until 11pm in the town’s new Community Barn.

Stephanie Seidman is this year’s Carnival Queen with senior attendant Grace Traylor, and junior attendants Elsa Layton-Jones and Lincoln Bliss.

Judging will take place from noon and the parade will leave John Beddoes School campus at 12.45pm and proceed through the High Street to the carnival field at Went’s Meadow, where events will include use of the new Community Barn.

Other field attractions and displays from 1.30pm will include the Welsh Axemen, Panic Circus and Sunshine Bus, Presteigne Pop Choir, Knighton Silver Band, the Pearl Lake Ukulele Band, Jessica Fallon’s School of Dance and Lee Taylor Karate.

Presteigne Firefighters will also be there all day displaying their highly trained skills and hosting pretend fire fighting activities.

A floral art class depicting Presteigne Carnival and a children’s drawing competition celebrating 80 years of the Vintage Car Club visiting the town are among the country fair classes, and there there will also be a fun dog show, children’s races, sheep shearing and a tug of war among other events. Admission is £5 for adults with children free.

The live evening entertainment starts at 5pm and features Puffer, Linzi, The Rumble Strips, Sheena, Jenny and the Jerms, Shred Belly, Mice in a Matchbox, and headliners The Barebacks.

The line up has been arranged by Rich Goodman of Good Times Entertainment who will end the night with his own song and dance show.