Falmouth's annual walking carnival will bring traffic to a halt next Saturday, August 9, as the event kicks of a week of partying and competition, on and off the water.

The carnival marks the start of Falmouth Week 2014, but volunteer marshals are still needed to ensure the event passes off safely, but they will be rewarded for their efforts. The parade will leave Falmouth Rugby Club at 6.30pm and make its way down Killigrew Street and through the town to Events Square.

“We require a large number of marshals to cover all the roads and side streets that are affected as well as people to walk alongside the parade,” said town manager, Richard Gates.

“We will meet at the Recreation Ground at 5.30pm for a briefing and to issue high viz vests and radios etc. Thanks to the generosity of Pasty Presto in Arwenack Street each volunteer will be entitled to a pasty.”

Anyone able to help should call Richard or Ruth Abraham on 01326 313553 or email ruth@falmouth.co.uk as soon as possible.

Falmouth Week has received a rebrand this year using the Falmouth brand colours and inspiration from sailing around the port. The event has grown into one of the largest sailing regattas in the South West with seven days of racing on the water and nine days and nights of entertainment on land.

There is a lively programme of events throughout the town, from The Moor down to Events Square. The shore-side entertainment begins on Saturday the 9th with entertainment and activities on The Moor, including music, children's entertainment and a big wheel.

During the week there will also be the second display of the year by the Red Arrows, the return to Church Street car park of the Animal Action Sports Tour and Science in the Square and the firework display.

On top of this, there are the party nights at Events Square which sees performances by Fleetwood Bac, Rudi's Message, Bon Giovi, Company B, Joey the Lips, Kernow King, The Wurzels and East 17, Toyah and Livin' Joy.

For the full programme and to buy tickets, visit www.falmouthweek.co.uk.

There is still time to enter a competition, run by The Packet in collaboration with South West Bars and Events, offering one person the chance to win two tickets for each night at Events Square.

To enter simply answer this question.

What boy band, who topped the charts with Stay Another Day, will headline the 80s/90s Extravaganza night?

A: West 21 B: East 17 C: South 34.

Send your answer on a postcard to: Packet Newspapers, Falmouth Business Park, Bickland Water Road, Falmouth, TR11 4SZ or email it to Helen.dale@packetseries.co.uk. Please remember to include a contact telephone number and all entries must reach us by 11.59pm on Sunday, August 3.

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