Welcome to Grove Park Carnival website

Come and join us at our next Carnival on SUNDAY 22 JULY 2018.

We're very excited about this year's Show and we hope you will like the improvements we have made.

Our Talent Show this year is sponsored by the Greenwich Weekender, who are kindly putting up £100 cash prize and a trophy to our winner.

The talent show isn’t just about singing. If you’re a magician, got BMX skills, are a dance troupe, or can tell funny jokes, or got any other talents you'd like to share with us, we want to hear from you.

Send us an email at for more details on how to enter


The Dog Show also sees a few changes.In order to speed up the judging, we have combined a few classes to run simultaneously.

Our timetable is:


  • 11.00 Best Costume
  • 11.30 Kennel Club Puppy & Kennel Club Any Variety Veteran (puppies must be aged between 6 and 12 months, Veterans aged over 7 years)
  • 12.00 Kennel Club Companion
  • 12.00 (approx) Carnival Parade enters the Showground
  • 13.00 Best Rescue (must be rescued within the last 12 months)
  • 14.00 TALENT SHOW (Sponsored by Greenwich Weekender)
  • 15.30 Prettiest Princess & Handsome Prince
  • 17.00 Best In Show (only for the winners of the above classes)
  • 17.00 Talent Show Results
  • 17.00 Winner of the ChART Garden & Balcony Competition


The Carnival Parade returns, led this year by our Carnival Queen Miss Cherry T, who will also be hosting the Talent Show.

We'd love as many people as possible to take part in our Parade. Its an ideal way to promote your school, group or company, or if you just fancy dressing up or dancing as we snake our way through the streets of Grove Park.

We will be meeting at the Territorial Army Centre, Baring Road, from 11am. The route goes via Coopers Lane, Marvels Lane, Luffman Road, Amblecote Road, before parading around the Showground.

Botton's Funfair returns again, with rides and thrills for everyone of all ages. Whirl yourself dizzy on the Waltzer, or have a go on the Dodgems. The fair arrives on the 14th July.

The 6th Mottingham Scouts are holding a  BBQ again, and there are other food stalls to cater for every need, including Vegetarian and Vegan.


If you’re a stall holder and would like a space, please contact us at

New this year is Water Zorbing - come and float around in a giant bubble. We are also planning to have a mini-Olympics, including Egg & Spoon race, sack race, and a Slow Bike Ride.

We're also looking for teams to take part in our Tug-Of-War contest. If you've got a group of friends, or if you're a pub team, then do get in touch with us to register your interest.

There's a whole lot more that we're keeping under wraps until the day. There has to be some surprises...

Keep popping back here for regular updates, or join our Facebook group or our Twitter account @GPCarnival


All proceeds are going to our charity, London Search & Rescue

Hope to see you there!


Chair, Grove Park Carnival