Welcome to the new Grove Park Carnival website

We decided to expand from just organising the one-day Chinbrook Dog Show to a whole weekend of Carnival Fun. We hope you will enjoy your experience, and would love to hear your views.

With a new website comes a new logo. We wanted something that captivates a Carnival, but doesn’t lose our roots; that’s why we substituted galloping horses to dogs, combining both elements as one. We still have www.chinbrookdogs.com linked to this site until we can fully migrate all our data across.

We are very excited about the plans for the Carnival. Some of it is still a work in progress, but we can give you a brief outline of what to expect on each day

Saturday 12 August

Carnival Parade through the streets

Grove Park’s Got Talent contest


Performance artists and groups

Sunday 13 August

Chinbrook Dog Show (advance entries can be purchased from our online shop)

Talent Show Final

Grove Park’s Got Talent (hosted by the wonderful Mzz Kimberley)

Have you got talent? Whether you’re a rock band, a choir, a performance poet, a fortune teller or a lion tamer, we’d love to hear from you. To enter, please send an audio or video recording of you performing (5 minutes maximum) and your contact details to perform@groveparksgottalent.co.uk .The first round of the talent show will take place at Grove Park Carnival on Saturday 12th August. A panel of guest judges will select their favourite acts to performin the finals on Sunday 13th August. The winning act will be awarded a trophy and £100 cash prize! More info: groveparksgottalent.co.uk

Carnival Parade

We’d love to get as many people to take part in our Parade as possible. The route will wind its way through the streets of Grove Park to Chinbrook Meadows on Sunday 12th August. If you’re part of a dance troupe, community group, band, organisation, just fancy dressing up, or want to join in the fun, please register your interest at chinbrookdogshow@hotmail.co.uk We welcome everyone who wants to take part. The last Parade was over 30years ago, so it’s high time for a comeback. There’s also a prize for the best costume!


Chinbrook Dog Show

The Dog Show (our 6th one!) returns on Sunday 13 August. Who will carry off our much coveted Canine Crown this year? The puppy? The golden oldie? The Prettiest Princess? See if you agree with our judges. Registration on the day starts at 11am and is £2 per dog per class. Or you can enter here with the special advance entry price of £1.50 per dog per class (please note online sales are not yet open). Online entries close 8pm on 8 August.

Please note: all dogs must be kept on a lead at all times (no exceptions!)


The funfair returns this year and is open from 12-20 August. We also have lost of exciting stalls booked, including Go-Karts, face painting, wine tasting, BBQ, Beer Tent, plus loads and loads more (we don’t want to give too much away!)

Anyone who is interested in a stall, please contact us at chinbrookdogshow@hotmail.co.uk

Special rates are available for one or both days (overnight security in place)



We will keep you updated with our developments, and hope to see you on 12 & 13 August!