Dove Holes gears up for a whopper!

WHAT A WHOPPER: A stilt-walker from last year's parade. NBUA110842d.
WHAT A WHOPPER: A stilt-walker from last year's parade. NBUA110842d.
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Dove Holes Carnival is aiming to provide a whopping helping of fund – with an assault course, a giant Scalextric track and even their own king!

The carnival and fete day on Saturday, August 25, sees the parade starts at 1.00pm from Dale Road, led as always by the village’s very own Dove Holes Brass Band. Fancy dress walkers, commercial vehicles, bands, floats and visiting queens and the Dove Holes King will wind its way northwards up the main A6 towards Chapel-en-le-frith to finish half way through the village at the Community Centre where the fete starts.

This year the fete inculdes a 150ft assault course, a Scalextric track, craft stalls and side shows, a vegetable and cake competition in the marquee, food and drink, bouncy castles for the little ones and the return of the dog show.

There will also be a scarecrow competition in gardens or windows; a court of Queens on the football pitch at the back of the Community Centre, and Buxton’s famous Billerettes their exclusive Bill-mobile routine this carnival only.

For one hour only Mr Bill Weston MBE will be with his Olympic Torch in the Community Centre for all to see and have the opportunity to have a photo with them – just one of many fun things to have a go at.

The fete will close around 4.30pm where the entertainment continues down at both public houses, the Queens and the Wheatsheaf, who are selling hot roast butties all day with Jamies fun time disco in the evening.

This year’s King is Stuart Marchington. Stuart, aged 34 years, has lived in the village all his life and works as a security officer at Lomas Distribution.

If anyone would like to enter in the parade or help out on the day they should contact Sally Tideswell on 07834922133 or check out website dovecarnival.org.uk or facebook.