||04 August 2012 to 10 August 2012
The week starts with the crowning of the carnival queen and includes the huge main parade, wheelbarrow race, raft race, live music and events for all ages. The main parade is always an evening of excitement and fun, attracting thousands of onlookers and featuring a long procession of colourful and imaginative floats, varing in size, theme and history, are what make the Combe Martin Carnival stand out from others.
These include many from local businesses and villagers and some, like the 'Uncle Tom Cobley', which have been entered into the parade since 1911. The parade starts at the top of the village for judging and finishes at the seaside where the party begins. Carnival week concludes on the Friday night with a spectacular fireworks display.