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Dog show, parade and more lined up for annual Grove Park Carnival

Grove Park Carnival is returning to Chinbrook Meadows, along with its ever-popular dog show on Sunday 22 July, writes Anisha De…

There will be more than 90 stalls, as well as events including mini-Olympics, Tug of War tournament, children’s workshops, a food court, and a carnival parade.

Running in its seventh year, the dog show will award a number of competitive titles for your four-legged friend, including Best Costume, Prettiest Princess & Handsome Prince and an overall Best In Show, among others.

This year’s carnival also features a talent contest where the winner will take away £100 cash plus a trophy.

Cherry T

There’s plenty of activities for kids as well: you can get up close with the snakes at the Reptile House, learn a new skill in the circus workshop, or simply get messy at the art workshop.

If you’re feeling adventurous you can take a whirl on the Waltzer or a turn on the Twister at Botton’s Funfair, then cool down at the beer tent and order some BBQ food. There will also be vegan and vegetarian options available.

Raffle prizes this year (among others) include a weekend family ticket to ONBlackheath, Greenwich Planetarium tickets, London Tombs Experience, and a giant fluffy cuddly dog!

The Parade will kick off at 12 noon from TA Barracks Car Park on Baring Road. Carnival Queen, Miss Cherry T will lead the Parade in a horse drawn open carriage.

The organisers of the event are still looking for participants for the parade, so if you are a part of a group, school, or just fancy dressing up and having fun, then please get in touch for details.

Entry to the main carnival is free. Dog Show entry is £2 per dog per class.


A full list of the events:


Chinbrook Dog Show – Best Costume

Join the Parade – meet in TA Barracks Car Park on Baring Road


Chinbrook Dog Show – Kennel Club Puppy and Variety Veteran


Chinbrook Dog Show – Kennel Club Companion

Parade Departs from TA Barracks Car Park on Baring Road


Parade Arrives in Chinbrook Meadows

Oopsa Marching Band on Stage


Chinbrook Dog Show – Best Rescue

1pm – 5pm

Family Art Workshops & Live Performances

Circus Skills Training

Reptile Events

Madcap Olympics


Chinbrook Dog Show – Best Child Handler


Grove Park’s Got Talent sponsored by Greenwich Weekender

Talent Show hosted by Cherry T with special guest appearance by 2017 winner Sienna Melella


Chinbrook Dog Show – Prettiest Princess & Hansom Prince


Chinbrook Dog Show – Best in Show

Grove Parks Got Talent – Results with Cherry T

Grove Park Singers

Calypso Carnival Music Show – Pangea Steel Band, Master Link


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