PEWSEY has gone carnival crazy and this weekend will see a host of favourite events being staged in the village.

On Saturday the fun will start at 2pm when the duck race is held at Scotchel next to the fire station. Ducks cost £1 each from Cossor’s Shop in advance or on the day from outside the Co-op.

The pace picks up in the evening when the four-legged event takes over. registration in the Bouverie Hall from 6pm for people aged 18 and over. The three-person teams will set off at 8pm in fancy dress.

On Sunday it is the carnival feast tea in the Bouverie for those aged 60 and over. On September 19 it is the village’s famous wheelbarrow event to take centre stage as people once again have the chance to dress up.

Again teams of three will run around the village from 8pm and those taking part must be at least 18-years-old.

All of this is a build up to the illuminated procession which will set off from The Carnival Field at 7.30pm on September 21.

Entries must be in place by noon on September 20 for the parade which is one of the best loved in Wiltshire.

As night draws in and the illuminated floats snake around the village thousands of people will take to the streets to cheer on their favourites. Fair ground rides will add to the fun.