Newtown Carnival’s comeback is in full swing now for one of the town’s summer highlights.

Queen Isobelle and her attendants will lead the parade of floats through the town on Saturday, June 8.

The event was last held in mid Wales’ largest town in 2019 but has since been cancelled during the past five years due to Covid and a lack of volunteers.


Newtown Carnival organisers are urging people to get on board by taking part and attending the town centre celebrations to make this summer’s festivities one to remember for hundreds of people anticipated to attend the carnival.

Carnival committee members will be hosting a meeting at The Monty Club, Broad Street at 7.15pm on Tuesday (April 2) for people who would like to take part in the event.

“We are also looking for local groups to entertain through the afternoon,” chairperson Jen Reynolds said.

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“In recent years we have had local dance clubs, choirs, magicians. It gives these groups a chance to show the town what goes on, and how much they have achieved so please come to our meeting next week.

“We have already booked food stalls and ice cream vendors for this year plus our funfair and donkeys.”

People who cannot attend the meeting but would like to book a float, stall or car boot are asked to send an email to