Copmanthorpe Carnival, York's biggest and best Carnival, started in the 1960's and now into it's 6th decade. This event has always been so popular and now has grown from a small traditional village event into a city wide spectacle, and is now proud to be York's BEST Carnival making summertime in York so much more exciting!! The Copmanthorpe Carnival boasts everything from amazing live music through to children's activities and fairground stalls. A triple whammy of a day with a Music Festival rolled into Market rolled into Fairground. So come along and help support the Copmanthorpe & District Recreation Centre Charity by having a great day out with us.
Once again Minster FM join the carnival to present a full day of great local live music from our giant festival stage with a great range of top local bands, artists, dancers and much more.
This year will host a thrilling line up of top local music and unforgettable entertainment, including vikings, so there really is something for everyone.
The Viking Carnival
This year at the Copmanthorpe Carnival we are thrilled to bring you The real York Vikings.
The "Jormungandr Vikings" are the York branch of The Vikings re-enactment society founded in 1971.
Visit their Viking Village on Carnival Day where they will educate and amaze you with their Viking Show. Presenting combat styles and weapons needed to survive in those brutal times. They will also demonstrate The Vikings skills and crafts of the dark ages. Plus they will get you and your kids involved with live viking sword combat, hands on crafts and loads more historic fun and games for kids of all ages! Would you be able to run in Chain Mail? Or spin your own thread? Come along to the Viking Village at the Copmanthorpe Carnival and find out.
The Copmanthorpe Recreation Centre's large sports field will be packed full of stalls, fairground rides and games with loads to get stuck into including bungee trampoline, reptile roadshow, donkey rides, bouncy castles, giant inflatable slides, bucking bronco, penalty shootout, and much much more!
Carnival Day will be the culmination of more than a week of events including a wine tasting, art exhibition, quiz night, junior disco, and charity cricket match.
Once again the Copmanthorpe Carnival’s Art Exhibition is being hosted at Copmanthorpe Methodist Church with an opening night on Tuesday 2nd of July and then open for the rest of the week.