Find out when and where you can catch carnivals in North Devon this summer.

Colourful costumes and the smell of candyfloss can only mean one thing - it’s carnival season in North Devon!

Wherever you live (or are visiting) the towns pull out the stop for their parades.

Find a carnival near you with our handy guide to North Devon’s summer carnivals:

Hartland Carnival

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The procession will assemble at 5pm at Northgate for the procession from 7pm-9pm.

Fore Street, North Street, School Lane will be closed during carnival procession.

Additional parking will be signposted on the day.

Appledore Carnival

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Appledore Carnival parade will kick off at 4pm (parking is free at Skern Lodge) and work its way through the village.

The parade assembles at 3pm along Staddon Road and will parade down and along the Quay, along Torridge Road and down Irsha Street.

Combe Martin Carnival

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Combe Martin Carnival spans the entire week (August 8 - 15) but the main event is the grand parade on Wednesday (August 12).

Walkers and floats assemble from 6pm and the parade begins at 7.30pm.

Ilfracombe Carnival

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A mix of floats will leave Hillsborough car park at 6.30pm and travel along Hillsborough Road, Portland Street, High Street, Church Street, right at Wilder Road and left into the Seafront/Capstone.

Bideford Carnival

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Floats will gather along the Pill and walkers in Victoria Park ready for the parade around the town, kicking off at 6pm.

This year’s theme is Vintage Years 1940-1970.

Barnstaple Carnival

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Barnstaple Carnival will be held the weekend after the proclamation of the fair.

It will start from The Strand at around 5.30pm, subject to confirmation, and parade all around the town.