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Birchwood Carnival beats the weather

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Birchwood Carnival 2019 was a great success with large crowds dodging the early showers to enjoy another fun packed community event

Despite a dull start to the day the Birchwood Carnival began at noon with the traditional parade into the carnival arena which was then followed by the fancy dress competition before the official opening at 1 pm.

This year’s annual summer event, run by Warrington Borough Council Ranger Service with the assistance of the Birchwood Carnival Committee and part funded by Birchwood Town Council, offered a whole host of fun, entertainment and educational activities for all ages.

This years headline acts were Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation with their eagle and vulture show and an amazing performance by Van Buren Variety Show featuring professional performers with shows crammed with magic, illusions, juggling skills, comedy, escapology, audience participation and a few surprises along the way.

Dozens of stalls included ferret walking, a rodeo bull, a climbing wall a coconut shy, a chance to handle creatures and creepy crawlies from around the world, a fun dog show, and a local history photography exhibition to name but a few.

For thrill seekers the Silcocks fair was a fabulous attraction with traditional rides such as teacups and carousels for the smaller children and a Ghost Train and Dragon roller coaster for the more daring.

Birchwood Carnival is also an opportunity for charities and community groups to gain awareness and much needed funds for their good causes. This year saw stalls from Cats Protection League, The Warrington and Birchwood Lions and a whole host of others including the Warrington East 9th. and 12th. Scout groups who are raising money to send 36 young Warringtonians to the Eurojam in Poland and they were pedalling a static bike the equivalent distance to reach Gdansk where the jamboree will be held.

Live from Birchwood Carnival where Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation are flying some awesome birds of prey including Kayler the bald eagle

Posted by Warrington worldwide on Sunday, June 2, 2019

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