EXPECT a fun-filled evening of lights, music and excitement as Warminster Carnival is set to make a return this weekend.

Some of the South West’s biggest and best illuminated floats will be making their way through the town centre on Saturday October 28.

Setting off from Boreham Road at 6.45pm, the train of floats and performers will parade through East Street, Market Place, High Street, George Street and Silver Street.

Sandra Major, chairman of the carnival committee, said: “We are very excited for this year’s carnival, and we are expecting to see lots of families to come out to watch the procession.

“We now have just under 50 entries, with something for everyone.

“As it is so close to Halloween we encourage children to come in fancy dress, and the adults are welcome to dress up to and join in the Halloween fun.”

A huge variety of acts as well as floats will be parading the streets of Warminster including masqueraders and majorettes such as The New Male Majorettes, along with the Southern Jacobites Pipe Band as well as many more.

The carnival committee held a carnival fun day in the town park earlier in the year to raise money for the carnival itself.

Other donations were made to help fund the carnival from several events held in the community, such as Redfish Event’s Carnival Chase, a family fun run which raised more than £200 for the event.

All donations collected on the night of the carnival will be given to several local charities which will be decided on early next year when a final figure on how much is raised is calculated.