It's carnival time for Eaton Bray and Edlesborough this Saturday (July 7), the biggest event of the year....
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All Rhodes leads to Edlesborough

Posted on July 3, 2007

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Stephen RhodesIt's carnival time for Eaton Bray and Edlesborough this Saturday (July 7), the biggest event of the year in the villages.

All sorts of fun has been lined up for St Mary's Village Carnival, including a record number of stalls and attractions.

BBC Three Counties Radio presenter and consumer champion Stephen Rhodes will open the carnival, held on Edlesborough Green.

The carnival procession starts out from The Orchards, Eaton Bray, at 12.30pm and arrives at Edlesborough Green at 1.30pm.

Favourite Adverts is the theme for the procession, and there will be lots of people in fancy dress in the parade.

Every year, homes along the route are decked out in line with the procession theme, too, and take part in the Best Dressed House contest.

Exciting new attractions at the carnival include the Mont Blanc climbing wall, and a silent auction offering a chance to bid for some great goodies.

Other features will include the annual companion dog show, with entries from 10.30am and judging at 12 noon.

There will also be a spectacular chainsaw carving display, a troupe of belly dancers and a bigger-than-ever collection of vintage and classic vehicles.

And once again there will also be a quirky worm-charming competition. Last year, the record was set by someone who charmed eight worms in 30 minutes.

Clarabelle, the pantomime cow, will also be visiting the carnival for a special contest, which involves people guessing where she will leave a special deposit in the arena.

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 3 July 2007

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