Window Spotting Competition 2022

Window Spot 2022The winners of the 2022 Ryde carnival Window Spotting Competition are about to be announced on our facebook page, so here are all the correct answers for each of the shops participating.

We had a huge number of completed entries this year, which was lovely to see and hopefully got everyone into the Carnival spirit.

We look forward to doing it all again next year!

We are delighted to welcome onboard Isle of Wight Jobs.com as our Headline Sponsor for 2022 

Raised Mobility Viewing Platform

With the support of Arts Council England, Ryde Carnival is improving accessibility at this year’s event.

If you have mobility issues you can make use of our raised accessible viewing platform located outside Dover Park School at the top end of Dover St. It’s the perfect spot for those in wheelchairs and their carers.

Space is limited so please book to use this area. There is disabled parking right next to the viewing platform.

You can book a space here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/407912616617

Hovertravel Late Night Flights for Ryde Carnival nights

Our friends at Hovertravel have put on some late evening flights to accommodate our Carnivals, which usually end after the last Hovercraft has departed. They’re also doing a £50 family Day Return ticket promotion. 

Check out the links below to take advantage of these great offers.

Carnival Late Night Hover Flights

£50 Family Day Return

Wightlink Discounts for Carnival travel

We are delighted to announce that Wightlink is giving a 20% discount on their crossings for Ryde’s Children’s Carnival Day, Main Carnival and Illuminated Carnival if you use the links below.

Ryde Children’s Carnival Day discount

Ryde Main Carnival discount

Ryde Illuminated Carnival discount

Ryde Carnival in conjunction with our friends at New Carnival Company and Shademakers are putting on a series of FREE carnival workshops over the summer holidays.

Why not come along, join in, have fun and maybe even enter the Ryde Carnival processions this year.

Shademakers and their fabulous Queen’s Beasts to perform at Ryde Carnival’s Main Procession

Did you watch the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant on TV? Do you want to see Queen’s Beasts from the Isle of Wight up close and live? Well, Shademakers UK will be bringing their amazing display to Ryde Carnival’s Main parade on Thursday 1st September starting at 6:30pm.

This is one you definitely don’t want to miss!

Ryde Carnival’s Royalty and Entourage Team

We are very pleased to be able to announce the 2022 Ryde Royalty and Entourage that will be representing Ryde all over the Island this year.

This photo was taken at one of their regular dance sessions preparing them for the 16 upcoming Carnivals taking place across our beautiful Island.

Go to the Ryde Royalty page for more information

The Spirit of the Carnival

The Spirit of the Carnival award has returned this year!

This award was created by local family-owned Island pubs, working together, to help support the traditional Island Carnivals.

The pubs are happily donating 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes for The Spirit of the Carnival.

“We are pleased to be able to support and encourage those participating in this much-loved tradition.”

To be eligible for one of the prizes you need to take part in both the Main Carnival and the Illuminated Carnival.

Check out the Carnival dates and fill out the Carnival Entry Form today!

After the Carnivals, why not pop into The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport; The Spyglass Inn, Ventnor; The Steamer Inn, Shanklin; or The Dairyman’s Daughter in the beautiful countryside of Arreton. You’ll be sure of great food, a wide selection of drinks and a warm welcome.

The perfect end to a great Carnival evening

The Ryde Carnival Online Entry Form is Live

The Ryde Carnival Entry Form is now live allowing you to submit your entries for this year’s carnivals.

It helps us enormously when people submit the online Ryde Carnival Entry Form because it allows us time to organise the procession in greater detail and helps prevent music clashes and similar entries from being too close.

Don’t forget you can also apply for a Ryde Carnival Community Grant to help with the costs of your build.

We look forward to seeing your creations in September.

Sign up for the Ryde Carnival Newsletter

Introducing the all-new Ryde Carnival Newsletter for those of you who are tired of always missing out on what’s going on with Ryde Carnival.

All you have to do is sign up for the Ryde Carnival email Newsletter.

It’s jam-packed with useful information about upcoming events.

It’s THAT easy!

Island Carnival Memories

A wonderful website has been set up to show the memories of people who have been around the Island Carnivals for a very long time and it’s called Island Carnival Memories

A collection of reminiscences, stories and photographs contributed by Isle of Wight carnival people in a fascinating Oral History project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It aims to share and celebrate the Island’s rich carnival heritage that has defined our popular culture for more than a century.

A Year in the Life of Ryde Carnival Royalty

Ever wondered what is involved in becoming a member of the Ryde Carnival Royalty? Well, wonder no more! Click on the picture below to find out.