Eyam CarnivalEyam Carnival and Wakes Week
26 August - 3 September 2017

 
Eyam VillageAlways a popular event in the Hope Valley calendar, Eyam Carnival and Wakes Week opens with the traditional blessing of the wells, which begins a week of fun for all the family.

There is much fun to be had all week, from family rounders, live music and children's disco to activities such as clay pigeon shooting, donkey rides, fell race, children's fun & games, quiz night, bingo, prize giving, raffle & grand auction. There's plenty to eat, with hog roasts, sheep roasts and barbeques and always plenty of refreshments. There are many stalls selling all manner of trinkets and tasty treats!
 
The Billerettes return each year to bring their unique form of fun to the carnival parade. Never have a group of men looked so good in majorette uniform! 

We do love our scarecrows in the Hope Valley and Eyam is another village that runs a competition to decide the best display.
 
On Carnival Day, the procession leaves the church and heads towards the well, for its Blessing, before heading back to crown the Royalty.
 
eyam carnival 2012
This begins the afternoon's entertainment of such traditional delights as displays of morris or maypole dancing, rides and stalls, street organ, punch and judy, sheep roast, bar, fancy dress competition, stalls and attractions in the Field and by the Stocks and lots more.
 
Everyone enjoys the Village Show. With a number of categories, there's something to suit everyone. So whether you are a champion 'plant-whisperer', Eyam's answer to Nigella Lawson, the next Van Gough or your chickens lay 'golden' eggs - you can enter the Eyam Village Show and have the judges cast their expert eye over your plants, eggs, jams and preserves, photographs, artwork, cakes and so on.

You can also donate any surplus goodies and they can be sold on the stalls.Cucklett Delph

The sacrifice made by the villagers of Eyam during the Plague is remembered and their decision to cut off their village in order to save the rest of the valley is commemorated. The Carnival Procession coincides with this Plague Commemoration Service.  This procession and service of thanksgiving and remembrance for those who gave their lives to protect the Hope Valley during the Plague takes place at Cucklett Delph (right), the open air church that the Rev. Mompesson conducted services from while the village was in the grip of the Plague.
 
For full details, as well as village information, please buy a copy of the Eyam Wakes Week publication, on sale throughout the Valley on the run up to the event.
 
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While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, Hope Valley Online is not the organiser of this event and dates may be subject to change.  Please check with event organisers before travelling.S RELEASE
Saturday 29th August
Procession leaves Eyam Church at 2-30pm to open the town head well opened  by Mr Ken Thompson . The procession then proceeds to the town end well to be opened by Mrs Helen Cook who  will also perform the crowning of Eyam Royalty

Monday 31st August  Eyam Village Show

Tuesday 1st September Fell Race 6 30 pm from sports field Hawkhill  Road  a gruelling course for those who like a challenge Contact Archie Hartwright  for entry details 01433631474

Thursday 3rd September 8 00pm Quiz Night
hosted by Mr Geoff Blackwell in the Mechanics Institute -teams of up to 6 people -entry £1per person Teams must be entered before the night to make sure of a place , as numbers are limited Contact Diana Cameron tel 01433 630349 Please would teams bring there own interval refreshments

Sat 5th September Carnival Day
10 30 pm Sheep Roast plus bar with seating area
1-0pm Judging of fancy dress School Yard judging of floats in Water Lane
1-30pm display of Queens Floats Hawkhill Road
3-00pm Carnival Parade through the Village from Square via Causeway New Road And then proceeding through the Village

Sunday 5th September 1-0pm
Rodger Ridgeway Memorial Cricket Match
Eyam Cricket Club Hawkhill Road
Barbecue and raffle

 While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, Hope Valley Online is not the organiser of this event and dates may be subject to change.  Please check with event organisers before travelling.

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