Combe Martin Carnival week has come to an end for another year.

Combe Martin Carnival 2018 raft and kayak race mayhem. Picture: Simon StuartCombe Martin Carnival 2018 raft and kayak race mayhem. Picture: Simon Stuart

After a shortened event last year, the village’s carnival committee reinstated the full week this time around.

On Wednesday floats and walkers enjoyed the main parade, while on Thursday there were kayak and raft races at the beach, then on Friday costumed characters enjoyed the Wheelbarrow Fiesta with a variety of inventive entries.

The carnival committee said on its Facebook page: “By the start of the week we had become a very small committee and we tried our best to make sure all went smoothly however we did make mistakes and these are noted and taken on board for next year.

“We would like to thank everybody who has helped us out this year (there are to many to mention on here individually) and thank you for all the positive feed back.

South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Peter Stockton/iwitness24South West Birdman 2018 in Ilfracombe. Picture: Peter Stockton/iwitness24

“We already have some new ideas for next year and will be announcing the date of our AGM shortly, so if you would like to join the committee or just want to help then please come along.”

Chairman Jason Fish told the Gazette: “The week went very well! The support we have been given this year from so many is unreal.

“The local businesses of Combe Martin have been fantastic. We would like to say a huge thank you to RGB and Nick Jenkins for the donations. Also Mark Collins of Cut Above who towed our fair queen float though the village on the carnival parade night.

“The committee would like to say a massive thank you to everyone of Combe Martin and the visitors from far and wide for the support this year - as chairman I was overwhelmed to see so many with smiles of joy on their faces.”

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony GussinThe Combe Martin Carnival 2018 Wheelbarrow Fiesta on the Friday night. Picture: Tony Gussin

Combe Martin Carnival 2018 raft and kayak race mayhem. Picture: Simon StuartCombe Martin Carnival 2018 raft and kayak race mayhem. Picture: Simon Stuart

Combe Martin Carnival 2018 raft and kayak race mayhem. Picture: Simon StuartCombe Martin Carnival 2018 raft and kayak race mayhem. Picture: Simon Stuart

Combe Martin Carnival 2018 raft and kayak race mayhem. Picture: Simon StuartCombe Martin Carnival 2018 raft and kayak race mayhem. Picture: Simon Stuart