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Oswestry Balloon Carnival 24th-25th August 2019

Oswestry Balloon Carnival returns this weekend, 24th -25th August 2019, for a spectacular second year following a hugely successful first year, with over 8,000 people attending.

The two day family charity event will be held within the award winning Cae Glas Park, in the heart of the town centre.

This year’s Balloon Carnival is set to be even bigger and better with events extending into the town to give Oswestry the complete Carnival feeling.  There is something for all of the family with fire eaters, live music, local dance & gymnastic companies, food stalls with cuisine stretching across the globe, novelty stalls and crafts and even an amazing fun fair with rides that aren’t to be missed.

Most important we have over 30 hot air balloons attending with some very interesting shapes attending including the Ricoh Cube, Koala and Emoji balloon.

Finally…….Don’t miss the return of the Night Glow on SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST 2019 within Cae Glas Park from 9pm.

This years Night Glow, sponsored by Lindstrand Technologies, will be the Greatest Showman Themed and Fancy Dress is welcomed.

You will also be able to buy glow items from the event fun fair and all monies from glow items purchase will go towards supporting Nightingale House Hospice.

The event is for all of the family with a suggested £1.00 donation to go towards Nightingale House Hospice who deliver palliative care services for patients across Shropshire, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham.

 

Event opening times:

SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST

10:00am – 10:00pm

SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST

10:00am – 8:00pm

 

Transport & Parking

 

Town Centre Parking:​

CASTLE VIEW/HORSEMARKET – SHORT STAY

OAK STREET – LONG STAY

BUS STATION / MORRISONS – SHORT STAY

RAILWAY MUSEUM PARKING – LONG STAY​

SAINSBURY’S SUPERMARKET – SHORT STAY

SALOP ROAD (MAIN CAR PARK) – SHORT STAY

SMITHFIELD STREET (Marks & spencers) – short stay

Free parking – VICTORIA ROAD (ACROSS FROM GUTTERCREST)

​** FESTIVAL SQUARE (RED SQUARE) WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR DISABLED PARKING ONLY**

 

Park & Ride

There will also be running a park and ride service at the Carnival

Supported and Sponsored by Owen’s Coaches and Valley Security Systems, llc

** Service running only on SATURDAY 24TH **
between 12 noon – 12 mid-night

** Car Park & Stop 1**
Park at Oswestry Livestock Auctions
New Smithfield, 9 Shrewsbury Rd, Oswestry SY11 4QA

Before catching the bus into the town drop off point.

**Stop 2** outside the memorial hall (near Argos)

Parking will be £3 per car

All car passengers will receive a wrist band once paid which ensures your return journey.

Further information can be found on the website