Free family fun in prospect at Oakengates

Oakengates Carnival is taking place on Saturday, September 10 with the procession and family fun day both free to attend.

There will be a procession through Oakengates from 11am to noon followed by a free family fun day at Hartshill Park from noon to 8pm. The organisers are still open to receiving applications to take part in the procession.

The main stage music line includes Jake Nelson, The Dirty Rockin Scoundrels, Something 4 The Weekend, The Indigo Machine, and Groove Dynamite, all hosted by BBC Radio Shropshire’s Paul Shuttleworth.

Over on the bandstand there will be family entertainment, including Punch & Judy, Exotic Zoo, Diddi Dance, music and storytelling from Donna David.

The free kids activities include a bee class, climbing wall, gaming van, circus skills, face painting, crafts, silent disco, space hoppers, meeting alpacas, human table football, helter skelter, rodeo bull, bouncy castles and giant inflatables. There will also be street food, drinks, and stalls.

For more information and to get involved in the procession, visit


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