Barnstaple Fair Carnival Committee has been carefully following the Government’s daily bulletins and taking note of the restrictions in place to alleviate the spread of the Coronavirus, most importantly, social distancing.

Although other local carnivals and events have announced their cancellation for this year, it was really hoped that we would be able to continue with ours – even, perhaps, in a different form.

As time goes on it has become obvious that mass gatherings will be discouraged for the foreseeable future, and so it is after much consideration, and regret, that we have had to take the decision to cancel this year’s Carnival.

2021 will be the 75th Anniversary of Barnstaple Fair Carnival, and we intend this to be an event of much celebration.

We look forward to inviting the communities of Barnstaple and its districts to join us on Saturday 18th September 2021.

John White – Chairperson
Irene Hockin – Secretary