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Costumes, colour and music on show at historic Chagford carnival

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: September 01, 2014

The procession through the streets of Chagford at the town’s carnival was a ‘great opportunity to sample Chagford’s charm and history’

The procession through the streets of Chagford at the town’s carnival was a ‘great opportunity to sample Chagford’s charm and history’

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Dartmoor’s historic stannary town of Chagford was awash with colour, fun and music during its carnival at the weekend.

Locals donned an array of costumes and colours for the highlight of the festivities – a parade that snaked from the bottom of the town, through to the town square.

Kicking off on Saturday morning, there was a steady stream of free entertainment with jazz bands and rock and roll making way for traditional morris dancing, professional dance troupes and extreme juggling.

There was also plenty of fun on offer for youngsters, with face painting, bouncy castles and children’s entertainment throughout the morning.

“The carnival was a great opportunity to sample Chagford’s charm and history and as always, was one of the most popular events in the town’s calendar,” a spokesman for the event said.

“The day provided an ideal opportunity to experience a taste of Chagford, as local independent restaurants, pubs and shops served up mouthwatering and tasty treats for their visitors.”

For more information on future events in Chagford, go online to www.visitchagford.com

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