Monday 29h May at 11.00am saw our new Carnival Queen being chosen by visitors to the parish. So meet Left to right, attendant Marlie; Queen Rosie; Attendant Evie..
Our Queen & Attendants won!
Congrats to our exiting Carnival Queen for braving the horrendous weather and going on to WIN the Fowey Carnival parade! Well done!
What happened to the crabs?
Crabbing on the Quay 2017
Someone must have forgotten to let the crabs know we were having a contest as not one single crab was caught by ANY of this years competitors!
Why do we have a Carnival Queen?
The tradition of having a Carnival Queen and Attendants goes back many years. At one time there was an older group of royalty supported by a Fairy Queen and attendants, including a page boy -times have changed!
The head teacher of the school would select the children, for many years now we have persuaded visitors to our Parish to take on this task.
After the initial enthusiasm they always comment on how difficult it is but feel honoured and often come back on Regatta day to see the girls in their lovely dresses.
What awesome costumes!
As ever, we were completely blown away by the costumes on display this year and we urge you to check out our GALLERY to see some more of them. We had all ages, shapes AND sizes... from Slash and the Calendar Girls to Chewbacca and Princess Leia. There were super heroes galore in the form of Batgirl, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, The Hulk... amongst many many more great outfits such a a family of Trolls and the 3 little pigs!
A special mention goes out to the giant 'working' fidget spinners that were made for the carnival and also the boy who fashioned a spot-on liquid latex mask of Bossk the Bounty Hunter, an obscure character from Star Wars, replete with film-accurate costume!
We love each and every costume and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with next year!
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