NEW DATE FOR 2023!
SUNDAY 30th APRIL
We are excited to announce that the soham carnival and heavy horse show is set for it's 70th Anniversary in 2023.
After a massive success in 2022, we are pleased to say that Soham carnival is going ahead this year and is planned for the Sunday of the 1st bank holiday in May.
We have some exciting performances and attractions booked for the day, with our traditional Heavy Horse Show and Town parade.
this popular event has always proven to be a fun, family day out for all ages, and offers fundraising for local charities, groups and associations, and offers exposure for local businesses.
stalls and pitches are now fully booked.
if you have any other questions then please get in touch with us, by phone, email or social media at the contacts below.
Hope to see you there!
From The Soham Benevolent Association
(Soham Carnival and Heavy Horse Show Event Organisers).
Call: 01353 624493
This event has no on-site parking facilities (If Disabled parking is required, please contact us)
Dogs are not allowed on the recreation ground (Except guidance dogs)
OUR MAIN EVENT FOR 2023!
It's a non-stop, thrill-a-minute with Dangerous Steve's Fire and Chainsaw Juggling, Giant Unicycle, Ladder Balancing and Blindfold Motorcycle Riding in a hilarious and dynamic act full of sensational stunts. It's a real crowd-pleaser, with brilliantly funny audience participation, knockout comedy, crazy balancing and a thrilling fire-juggling finale.
9.00 - 1.00 - Heavy Horse Show
1.45 - 2.30 - Judging of Parade Floats & Prize Presentation
2.30 - 3.15 - Dangerous Steve
3.15 - 3.45 - ACF Marching Band
3.45 - 4.30 - Dangerous Steve
12.30 - 4.00 - Performances, Workshops & Competition
2.30 - 4.30 - Vogue Athletics & Kuk Sool Won
10.00 - 11.00 - Free Yoga with Natasha Goldson - On the lawn on Pavillion Way
11.00 - 12.30 - Soham Comrades Band
12.00 - 4.00 - KD Theatre Productions - Have a go at Performance Art
12.45 - 1.00 - Stevie
1.00 - 2.00 - Freefall
2.00 - 2.15 - Stevie
2.15 - 3.15 - The Anecdotes
3.15 - 3.30 - Tzarina
3.30 - 3.45 - Stevie
3.45 - 4.45 - The Off Beats
4.45 - End - DJ Greedy G
+ Ongoing Skate Park Design Competition
12.30 - 1.30
Learn some tips & tricks from experienced skaters. Parental consent needed for under 16's.*
2.00 - 3.00
Come down to watch or participate in a demonstration of skills by riders & skaters.
3.00 - 4.00
Compete to win prizes whilst showcasing your tricks. Both skaters & riders allowed.
* For a parental consent form please email firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook @sohamcarnival
Book Your Stall, pitch or Float Here
Sorry All Stalls & Pitches Are
Now Fully Booked
Horse Show Schedule
1. Any heavy breed, Yearling, Colt, Filly or Gelding. Special for best of each breed.
2. Any breed or half breed, any age or sex, other than pure bred Shire, Percheron or Suffolk.
3. Filly or Gelding, 2 or 3 years old.
4. Barren Mare or Gelding, 4 years and over.
5. Mare with Foal at Foot, 4 years and over.
7. Champion Shire.
shires category is kindly sponsored by
8. Filly or Gelding, 2 or 3 years old.
9. Barren Mare or Gelding, 4 years and over.
10. Mare with Foal at Foot, 4 years and over.
12. Champion Percheron.
suffolks category is kindly sponsored by
13. Filly or Gelding, 2 or 3 years old.
14. Barren Mare or Gelding, 4 years and over.
15. Mare with Foal at Foot, 4 years and over.
17. Champion Suffolk.
18. Grand Champion from Classes 1 -17.
19. Ecobale Young Handler, ages 12-18 on show day.
20. Ridden Heavy Horse.
21a. Best Harnessed Horse in Hand.
21b. Horse in Working Harness.
22. Single Heavy Horse Turnout.
23. Single or Pair with Agricultural Implement or Farm Cart.
24. Pair Heavy Horse Turnout.
25. Best Plaited.
26. Best Groom or Showman.
27. Best Foot.
@sohamcarnival (soham benevolent association)
The first ever Soham Carnival & Heavy Horse Show was held on Soham Recreation Ground to celebrate the Queen's Coronation in 1953.
Due to that shows’ success, The Soham Benevolent Association was formed the following year, to continue to bring this popular event together on an annual basis.
This year is particularly exciting, as we are due to witness the Kings Coronation and recognition of the Queen Consort, whilst the Soham Carnival celebrates its 70th Anniversary year!
Soham Carnival and Heavy Horse Show continues to provide a great day out for all the family, whilst helping to raise funds for local schools, charities and organisations.
Having the traditional, atmosphere of a town gala, with regular events throughout the day, interactive displays, shopping stalls, heavy horses, a parade of floats through the town and finished off with live music to dance to, Soham Carnival still proves to be one of the most loved, local events in Soham and surrounding areas.
SOHAM BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE
CHAIRMAN - KIM BOTTING
DEPUTY CHAIRMAN - DEAN COLLEN
TREASURER & PR - HELEN BAVESTER
SECRETARY - GAIL BRADLEY
HORSE SHOW MANAGER - MATT BRADLEY
LOGISTICS - TIM KING
WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA - NAOMI JARMAN
SOHAM BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION IS 100% VOLUNTARY
AND ALL FUNDS RAISED AT SOHAM CARNIVAL GO TOWARDS MUCH NEEDED
HELP FOR LOCAL CHARITIES, AMENITIES AND ORGANISATIONS
THAT SERVE THE PEOPLE OF SOHAM AND SURROUNDING AREAS.