On carnival day itself, the build up to the grand procession starts in the town centre at 10am, and carnival revellers will scarcely have time to pause for breath.

There is just so much happening in the town with fun planned for the whole family. Early visitors will be entertained by a variety of acts, including Jordan Hill, Two Tone, Ashley Ross Quinn, Krazy Kev & Dinky, Magnolia Jazz Band, Eddie Cullen, Caught in the Act, Countrified, ACTS Choir, Somerset Somgbirds, Bridgwater Rock Choir, Bridgwater & Taunton College Performing Arts, Canny Band, Chameleon Batonettes, Wells City Band, Hamp Academy Dancers, Bridgwater Sea Cadets Band, Bristol Batala, and other live music acts and street entertainers, to name just a few.

There will also be a children’s dance parade through the town centre in the afternoon.

Local radio station Breeze FM will be joining in the party atmosphere and will be broadcasting live from the town centre on carnival day. They will be featuring all of the latest chat and news about Bridgwater Carnival.

The Arts Council England grant has this year enabled Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival to bring a group of disabled and able bodied carnivalites to the carnival from the Isle of Wight. Local groups will join Viva CC and their Alegria Samba School for workshops and performances during the day and in the procession,

The main carnival procession starts at the earlier time of 6pm and will be led by the carnival committee’s official Guy Fawkes cart. Following closely behind will be Somerset based music legend, Tommy Banner from The Wurzels, and nearly 100 other entries, including 50 illuminated carnival carts and many walking entries.

All will enthral the tens of thousands of people who are expected to line the procession route. The entertainment will be brought to a fitting finale at approximately 10pm (dependent on the finishing time of the procession), when over 150 squibbers will line the town’s High Street for the traditional squibbing display.

Official charity collectors will be on the streets during carnival, and organisers are hoping to beat last year’s collection of £22,770.