Welcome to Haltwhistle Carnival's Website

Our Next Carnival date is Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July 2018

We're looking for new members to help with this years Carnival. we are looking for people to help with the planing and organising of the Carnival and also with help on the Carnival Day itself.

History of the Carnival


The Haltwhistle Carnival was started in 1989 by the town twinning committee as part of their celebrations for the french twin town of St Meen le Grand coming over for their visit. After the first Carnival the town twinning committee went to France for a visit. The carnival took a break for a couple of years and didn’t re-appear until 1992. 

It was initially a one day event, which over time has evolved into a week long event with various events around the town for all age groups.

It now has its own committee and continues to go from strength to strength.


The first event of the year is held around Easter time when a disco is held to pick the current years Carnival Princess and her Attendants.


Various events are held on the carnival week leading up to the carnival day along with a full day of parade of floats, live music, entertainment, refreshments, fun fair, vintage vehicles and stalls all on carnival day!

Previous Haltwhistle Carnival Princesses



1992         Anna Reed


1993         Emma Findlay


1994         Claire Walton


1995         Michelle Hargreaves


1996         Catherine Collins


1997         Emily McDonough


1998         Emma Clark


1999         Melanie Ruddick


2000         Ashley Hind


2001         Catherine Nixon


2002         Gemma Chaters


2003         Colleen Armstrong


2004         Nichola Johnson


2005         Jessica Caisley


2006         Abbi Railton


2007         Ashleigh Bate


2008         Abbi-Jo Surtees


2009         Charlotte Keith


2010         Emily Alderson


2011         Kirsty Sanderson


2012         Chloe Matthews


2013         Sophie Barker


2014         Georgia Ryan


2015         Callie Fleming


2016         Sophie Surtees


2017         Jodie Wigham

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