Events and Competitions

Colourful Crowthorne and Scarecrow Competitions   

Organiser: Carnival Comm.  sponsored by: HANDY DIY

Let’s make Crowthorne colourful this summer and have fun!  Click here to learn more...

The aim of the Carnival is to foster community spirit and the Colourful Crowthorne (previously known as the Front Garden Competition) and Scarecrow competitions are an integral part of that aim.


A cared for front garden, hanging basket, window box or pot, whatever the size or shape, a colourful display encourages passers by to stop and chat and hopefully become interested in improving their own front areas.  This also applies to commercial premises and there is a category for you too.


Again for this Carnival we have added a bit more fun and interest by the addition of a scarecrow section in the hope of fostering more “chatability”.  Both events are meant to be fun.


No garden but do have a doorstep, path or parking area, then the scarecrow is for you.  A scarecrow can be of any size but should reflect the Carnival theme “Surfing the Seven Seas”.  Scarecrows will be judged on the use of sustainable and recycled materials, it’s relevance to the Carnival theme and does it make you laugh.


We are not looking for horticultural or craft excellence, just gardens etc and scarecrows that enhance their local neighbourhood, impact on their street scene and develop community pride and engagement. 


In addition to these competitions there will also be a Fruit and Veg show.


As the days grow longer and, hopefully, drier and warmer now is the time to plan ahead and think about what to you might want to sow or plant.


Further details are available from the associated events team 

Key facts:

Deadline for entries: 25 June

Judging takes place week commencing: 30 June. The judges will not enter on to the property, so whichever you enter and of course you could do both, it must be visible from the footpath. 

Winners announced at the Carnival Fete on 6 July.

Click here for entry forms


Shop Window Competition

Organiser: Carnival Comm. 

Retail is at the heart of our community and now is the time for shopkeepers to shine!  Click here to learn more...

The aim of the Carnival is to foster community spirit and the shop window competition is an integral part of that aim.  This is your chance to make your shop a beacon for the great work you do every day for our village.  You can show how much you care for your customers and have fun doing it.


Further details are available by emailing the associated events team 

Key facts:

Deadline for entries: 28 June

Judging: 4 July.  Judges will not enter your premises.  The goal is to make what they see a showstopper!  

Winners announced at the Carnival Fete on 6 July.

Click here for entry forms


Carnival Procession and Fete     Organiser: Carnival Comm.

The main event kicks off with the Carnival Procession, leaving from Wellington College and proceeding down Dukes Ride and the High Street, to end at The Morgan Rec where the Carnival Fete takes over. 

Gun Run - details to follow

Try Lawn Bowls     Organiser: Royal British Legion

Have you ever watched Lawn Bowls and fancied a go?  Now is your chance !  The RBL Bowls Section are holding an open taster session at the Club Green on Wellington Road on Tuesday 9 July from 2-4pm.  No previous experience is required so just come along but PLEASE wear flat shoes to protect the Green.

Snooker Competition     Organiser: Royal British Legion

Snooker- get together with a partner and enter the Carnival Pairs Snooker Competition on the evening of Wednesday 10 July.  

Details to follow...

Zumba at The Morgan Rec. - details to follow

Schools Music Festival at Wellington College - details to follow

Darts Competition      Organiser: Royal British Legion

Darts – why not from a team of 4 and enter the Carnival Darts Team Competition on the evening of Thursday 11 July.  

Application forms to come...

Festival of the Teapot    Organiser: Crowthorne Baptist Church

Fancy afternoon tea?  Crowthorne Baptist Church invite you to join them between 3.00 - 4.30pm at this fund raising event.  Tickets cost £4.00 and can be had by sending an email to or by leaving a message on 07767186336.

Carnival Quiz at The Morgan Centre - details to follow

Junior Disco at The Pinewood Centre - details to follow

Fruit & Veg Show at The Methodist Church - details to follow

Scottish Ceilidh - details to follow

Flower Festival     Organiser: St John's Church

Entry is free and donations will be in aid of RNLI's 200th Anniversary.  Open: 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday and 10am-4pm on Monday.

Jam Session for Young Bands     Organiser: Crowthorne Carnival

Interested in sharing your talents with a drop-in audience?  Come have a jamming session with your friends.  More details available from Margaret Moores.  Click here to email her.

Treasure Hunt - details to follow

Songs of Praise    Organiser: St John's Church

All are welcome to join in this uplifting celebration that draws Carnival Week to a close.  Starts at 6.30pm.