Llanidloes Carnival will fall under the spell of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream when the spectacle returns to town on Saturday, July 13.

During the lead-up to one of the biggest events in the town’s calendar, a best dressed shop window competition is being held as well as a special carnival bingo at the rugby club at 7pm on Wednesday July 10.

Then on the big day (Saturday, July 13), residents and visitors will be lining the streets to watch the colourful carnival parade which begins from 1.15pm at the Kennel Field before being led through the town by Newtown Silver Band.


The procession will arrive at Victoria Park at around 2pm where carnival-goers can enjoy fairground rides, inflatables, stalls and performances from the Llanidloes Dragonettes cheer teams, Hafren and Llanidloes Community Choir, Rixie Marie Line Dancing and the Kids Street Dance Group. There will also be sports and tug of war.

Seren Pugh, 14, will be crowned as carnival queen in front of the crowd during a ceremony held in Victoria Park at 2.30pm.

Rugby-loving carnival queen Seren Pugh will be crowned at Victoria Park. (Image: Llanidloes Carnival)

The Llanidloes High School pupil who lives in Llangurig is a member of the Llanidloes St John’s Brigade and Llidiartywaun Young Farmers’ Club. Her passion is sport, especially rugby.

Seren said she felt “honoured” to represent the town as carnival queen and she hopes everyone has a brilliant day next weekend.

Organisers ask that lorries and decorated vehicles to arrive on the Kennel Field ready for judging at 12 noon. Walkers will need to be on the Kennel Field for 12.15 pm.