Events and Competitions

Front Garden and Scarecrow Competition Organiser: Carnival Comm.

sponsored by: McCARTHY STONE


The aim of the Carnival is to foster community spirit and the front garden and scarecrow competition is an integral part of that aim.

A cared for front garden or hanging basket, whatever the size or shape, encourages passers by to stop and chat and hopefully become interested in improving their own frontage. For this Carnival we have added a bit more fun and interest by introducing the addition of scarecrows in the hope of fostering more “chatabilty”. Both events are meant to be fun.

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

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

The judges will not enter on to the property, so whichever you enter, of course you could do both, it must be visible from the footpath.

Whatever you do have fun!


Key facts:

Deadline for entries: 24 June

Judging takes place week commencing: 25 June.

Winners announced at the Carnival Fete on 2 July.

Click here for entry form.

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.


Summer Concert Organiser: Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra

Please come along to our concert on Carnival evening at 7.30pm at the Old Gym, Wellington College. The programme includes Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony (Pathétique), Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel overture and Ballet Music from Gounod’s Faust. See our website to obtain tickets and for more details.


Try Crown Green Bowls Organiser: Royal British Legion

Have you ever watched Crown Green 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 5 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 6 July. There will be a trophy and small cash prize available for the winning pair. You do not need to be a member of the RBL.

Application forms can be picked up at the Legion Hall in Crowthorne or found on the Carnival website by clicking here.

Singing Circle Organiser: Just BE Sound & Movement Therapy

This is a donation based charity event, fundraising for Mind Mental Health Charity, as part of the Crowthorne Carnival week. Please bring a cash donation to the event. Tickets must be booked in advance https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/singing-circle-tickets-373954326457

Begin with singing in circle, a selection of specially chosen mantras accompanied by the guitar, shruti & drum. You will be encouraged to use the space to allow deeper connection to yourself. Whether that be picking up a rattle and shaking along and/or singing or just absorbing the vibrations.

To help with understanding you will receive a sheet with all the mantra words & meanings, as well as a herbal tea to keep you hydrated. There will be 20 minutes at the end for sharing and socialising.

Festival of the Teapot Organiser: Crowthorne Baptist Church

Fancy a cream tea? Crowthorne Baptist Church invite you to join them between 3.00 - 4.30pm at this fund raising event. Tickets cost £2.50 and can be had by sending an email to bookings.crowthornebaptist@gmail.com or at the door.



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 7 July.


Application forms can be picked up at the Legion Hall in Crowthorne or found on the Carnival website by clicking here.

Quiz Night Organiser: Carnival Committee

Our hugely popular quiz night returns to the Morgan Centre. Teams of up to 8 players. Tickets cost £12 and include fish & chips supper and cash bar. If you would like to reserve tickets then please send an email to info@crowthornecarnival.org using subject "CC Quiz Night".

Flower and Vegetable Competition Organiser: Methodist Church

Not to be confused with the Flower Festival, here is a chance to enter your flower arrangement or produce into a one-off competition. Please see details on the church website at crowthornemethodistchurch.org.uk or download these from the forms section on this website.

The event will take place on 9 July:

  • 10.00 till 11.30 am Entries

  • 11.30 – 12.30 Judging

  • 2.00 pm Open for Viewing and Refreshments

  • 3.30 pm Presentation of prizes

  • 4.00 pm Removal of Entries

Family Treasure Hunt Organiser: Carnival Comm.

How well do you know Crowthorne Village? Where is the bus stop that’s not on a bus route? Who painted a picture of our favourite postman?

Join us on Sunday 10 July at 2 pm on the Morgan Rec to pick up the questions and walk round our village answering the clues. (No more than ¼ mile from the Morgan Centre)

Ticket Cost: £3.00 per adult, £1 per child. Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £7

To help us know how many entrants to expect and get a discount of 50p per adult, then advise us by Friday 9 July. Contact info@crowthornecarnival.org using subject "CC Treasure Hunt" and telling us your name and the number of adults in your party.

Songs of Praise Organiser: St. John's Church

The traditional end-of Carnival church service will take place at St. John's Parish Church. Join the congregation in singing praise at the end of the Carnival. Service commences at 6:00pm.

Remember also that the Flower Festival is at St.John's between 9 - 11 July.

Schools Music Festival Organiser: Carnival Comm.

By kind permission of the Master of Wellington College, the chapel has been made available for this lively and popular event, which will be staged by the massed choirs of our junior schools.

They will be performing jointly as well as individually.

The festival attracts enormous support and owing to the limited capacity of the chapel, entry is by festival programme only available from participating schools from 28 June 2022. Entry cost £3 per person. Starts at 6.30pm.