This Saturday is set to see the resurrection of the popular Ammanford Carnival so why not bring your deck chair and enjoy live entertainment with all your family.

Replacing the former Ammanford Big Day Out, Ammanford Carnival will take place at Ammanford Recreational Ground on Saturday, July 21 and is set to be a great day out for all the family.

Menter Bro Dinefwr will be delivering several annual key events in the town this year in partnership with Ammanford Town Council, and this year’s carnival is free of charge, so it’s the perfect way to spend your Saturday with family members aged from four to 84.

Following a review of the current activities, the carnival will include Ammanford’s very own Valley Vixens Girls Rugby Tournament as well as involving Ammanford Town AFC and other clubs and organisations in the town.

The carnival will feature various stalls, free children’s' activities, sports, a fashion show, plenty of places to eat and drink and a sports themed ‘Mabolgampau’.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Menter Bro Dinefwr and Ammanford Town Council to work closer together for the benefit of the area,” said Owain Gruffydd, Menter Bro Dinefwr's Chief Executive.

“The working partnership coincides with a very exciting time for the town during its year as Carmarthenshire Town of Culture 2018.

“The various community activities that will take place during the year will support the local economy by providing additional opportunities for local organisations, businesses and artists, as well as giving a boost to the Welsh language, the Welsh culture, and the local communities.”

Gwaun Cae Gurwen Brass band kick off the carnival and will take to the stage at 12pm midday to perform a series of songs for all the family to enjoy.

This year there will be a fantastic fancy dress competition with a 1950s theme so make sure you grab your American Diner Girl costume and blue swede shoes and head to the field by 12.30pm to be in with a chance of winning a cash prize.

Some say that the 1950's was the birth of modern fashion with the development of "The New Look" and the increasing popularity of Coco Chanel so get on your dancing shoes and return to the golden era of glamourous outfits.

1950's inspired costumes include everything for perfecting that genuine 1950's look and before you know it you’ll be hand jiving and twisting the night away in style.

The categories are under 6, under 9, under 12, over 12, over 18, group and best pair. The winner of the individual categories will walk away with £5 and the runner up with scoop £2.50. The winners of the group category or best pair will have the chance of winning £10 and second place of each category will receive £5.

Dawnswyr Penrhyd will take over the stage from 1pm which is guaranteed to be crowd pleaser followed by children’s entertainer Martyn Geraint at 2pm.

Martyn is One of Wales' best known children's entertainers and S4C presenter and will be one not to miss at this year’s carnival.

For the fashionistas amongst the crowd, there will be a fashion show on the main stage from 3pm which will be hosted by Ammanford’s very own Splash of Vintage.

Splash of Vintage has a store situated on Quay Street but will be showing off their latest clothing and accessories live at the carnival – so make sure you don’t miss it.

Live music continues from 4pm with Kill The Lights performing a showstopping set followed by Baldande at 5pm.

The carnival will come to an end at 6pm.

Ammanford Town Mayor Jonathan Davies added “As a council we are looking forward to develop the close partnership that has been established between us and Menter Bro Dinefwr and working together on a wide range of future activities for the public.

“The council and Menter share many aims, including supporting the local economy, community development and promoting the Welsh language and our rich culture.”

Already this year, Menter Bro Dinefwr have organised St David's Day celebrations which included a new parade with around 250 children and residents marching, and a national fun run, Ras yr Iaith last week, where over 300 runners attend in Ammanford.

Other projects that will be held during the year include Gŵyl y Twrch Trwyth Festival on 22-23 September and Ammanford Christmas Lights Day on Saturday, December 1.

The carnival is funded by Ammanford Town Council and delivered in partnership with by Menter Bro Dinefwr.

For further information contact Menter Bro Dinefwr on 01558 825336 or email