Adlington is all set for its carnival

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Programmes have gone on sale for this year’s Adlington and District Carnival.

The carnival committee is in the process of putting the final touches to their plans for the event, which is now in its 41st year and will start next Friday, July 12, and run over the weekend.

The fun will be kicked off with carnival bingo in the marquee on the Jubilee Playing Fields, in Park Road at

7.30pm.

The popular parade will then return on Saturday with bands, floats and entertainers.

It will lead back to the field where there will be fun for everyone with a fair, the marquee with a licensed bar, trade stalls, food stalls, a craft area as well as inflatables for the children.

The Army will also be bringing a climbing wall and band The Lankycats will be playing throughout the afternoon.

In the main arena, the Extreme Horse Display Team will perform as well as Hunters Cheerleaders, The Derby Midshipmen Marching Band.

Harry Potter, Hagrid and the Talking Sorting Hat will also make a special appearance to crown the Adlington Royalty.

The fun will run continue into the night with a children’s disco and entertainment from 5.30pm in the marquee followed by a female vocalist and Adlington’s very own Elvis, Steve Smith. Entry is free.

There will be another full day of attractions on Sunday as well as the popular dog show in the area and the baby show in the marquee with music provided by local band Badd Slipper.

The shows will be followed by Jo Pay and her Dog Agility Display Team and Joseph Peace and his Fire Stunt Show.

Celebrity guests Ryan and Adam Thomas, who play Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street and Adam Barton in Emmerdale, will appear on stage at 3pm as well as a meet-and-greet with fans.

A spokesman for the committee said: “The aim of the committee is to not only provide a weekend of fun and entertainment for the local people and visitors, but to raise money for charity and this year our nominated charity is Help for Heroes, a very worthwhile cause.”

Programmes are on sale in and around Adlington.

For more information, visit www.adlingtoncarnival.com.