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  • Is there food available?
    Food is available from the variety of cafes, shops and takeaways within the town centre, or food outlets on the gala field.
  • Are there toilets available?
    Toilets are available on Leek Street carpark, the Recreation ground, and the gala field.
  • Is there parking?
    Parking is available at the Council run car parks at Leek Street, Mill Street and the Railway Station. The usual fees apply. There is no parking on the parade route, disabled parking is available at all of the aforementioned car parks.
  • How do I enter the carnival?
    All entry forms are available to download here. Please see forms for further details
  • What happens if it rains?
    With over 25 years experience we never let a bit of rain stop us.
  • Does it cost?
    There is no fee to watch the carnival although donations in our official collection tins would be gratefully appreciated. Entry to the gala field is also by donation. All donations received help to ensure the future of Wem Carnival.
  • Are there road closures?
    Official Police road closures start 30 minutes before each parade and remain enforced until the last vehicle has completed the route.
  • What times are the parades?
    The parade starts at 13.30 and the illuminated parade at 19.45 from Bowens Field, proceeding along Station Road, High Street, Lowe Hill Road, and back to Bowens Field. The parade usually takes around 90 minutes to complete during which times official road closures are enforced