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Fairy Tales

June 17th 2006

This year's carnival in Alsager hit an all time high. The weather was perfect after the tremendous heat last year and a record number of floats took place in the parade.
Excalibur School float
Excalibur School float
There were a number of new organisations represented as the 'Fairy Tale Carnival' procession paraded through the centre of the town.

Organisers were particularly pleased to see a float from Excalibur School for the first time; the children had made it all themselves!
The first ever world oatcake throwing championships were decided; with the men's trophy being taken by Larry Hood and the ladies' and under 16's were both won by Charlotte Park.
This year's carnival broke a series of other records. Over 200 entries were received for the annual dog show. The field on the day seemed to have more people in attendance than previously and a number of the 40+ charity stalls were predicting greater profits than ever before.
The organising committee, which is made up from members of a number of local
volunteer organisations, know that they have an event to be proud of. The only
difficulty will be repeating this level of success next year!
Richard Sutton
Carnival Chairman

Carnival Gallery
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Candy Canes
Highfields float
Prize for best float was won by Highfields School.
Junior fancy dress first prize went to Candy Canes.
Knights of the Crusades
The main arena event was Knights of the Crusades.

World Oatcake throwing champion Larry Hood
World Oatcake Throwing Champion - Larry Hood

The first World Oatcake Throwing Championship was a great success.

First World Champion was Larry Hood with a throw of 76 feet 11 inches.

Under 16 and also the ladies winner was Charlotte Park with a throw of 50 feet 10 inches.

Taro the Jester
Taro the Jester

Entertainment was provided by Taro the Jester.


A new event was the boxing kangaroos which was very popular.
Alsager Animals in Need organised a dog show. Also there were the childrens races and live music from several local bands.
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See also the Milton Park page for reviews of previous carnivals.

Last Update: 21 June 06

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