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Ryde Carnival has been shortlisted by the TripAdvisor-owned website HolidayLettings.co.uk for the title of the UK’s Most Popular Carnival for 2018.

With just days to go until voting closes, Ryde Carnival is sitting comfortably in second place but some 600 votes behind Wells Carnival.

Organisers of the annual processions are asking Islanders to take the time to vote for Ryde Carnival – the only Isle of Wight carnival to be in the running for the prestigious title.

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Liz Allen, Chair of Ryde Carnival, says:

“We are thrilled to have been selected as one of the UK’s most popular Carnivals by Holiday Lettings. We are very proud of our Carnival, which is 130 years old this year, and we plan to put on an amazing show for our community and those visiting our lovely Island.

“We would love as many people as possible to vote for us to show their support for this great Island tradition and the volunteers who make it happen every year.”

Voting ends on 21st August (midnight), with the event receiving the most votes crowned ‘The UK’s Most Popular Carnival 2018’ the following day. That’s just in time for the start of Ryde’s 3 carnival processions that take place on 29th and 30th August with the Illuminated on 1st September.

To cast your vote head to https://blog.holidaylettings.co.uk/most-popular-carnivals-uk/.

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