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 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


We have gathered together some images of Grove Park Carnival from days gone by, click the button to take a look.

Days Gone By


Saturday 12 August, Surrey Dock Farm

Come and meet the farmyard animals


 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 .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:

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 Saturday 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 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!


Bake off Competition

Bring your cakes to the Main Stage at 3pm on Saturday 12th August and our beautiful Carnival Queen will be judging the best one.

Prize for the winner!


Our biggest ever Raffle

First prize is a colour TV! Other prizes include a cuddly toy dog, champagne, a giant pink fluffy unicorn plus more surprises to be announced... Tickets available at the Carnival 50p each and will be drawn 3.30pm on Sunday 13th.


Open Display Arena  (for those too shy to take part in the talent show!)

Let us know if you'd like to showcase your talents (currently we have a dance troupe, performing arts and a yoga display) and we'll book you in  a slot!

Read More about What's On


The Parade Route - Saturday 12th August. Starts at 12 noon

For anyone who'd like to take part: Meet at St Augustine's Church, Baring Road SE12 at 11am.

Procession starts at 12 noon and will make its way along Baring Road, Coopers Lane, Somertrees Road, Marvels Lane, Luffman Road, Amblecote Road and into Chinbrook Meadows. 

Open to anyone who'd like to take part (though send us a quick email so we have a rough idea of numbers to expect).

Our Carnival Queen will ride in a horse drawn carriage.


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. 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 4th to 13th August 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

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!