Exciting program for 2019 Forbes Christmas Carnival

Hayden, Zac and Ava Dunn, Milarnie and Indiana Hanley loved their ride in the teacups at the 2018 Christmas Carnival.

Hayden, Zac and Ava Dunn, Milarnie and Indiana Hanley loved their ride in the teacups at the 2018 Christmas Carnival.

Put December 13 in your diary, it's the Forbes Christmas Carnival and the 2019 event is looking bigger and better than ever.

"There's lots happening this year," Forbes Business Chamber's Fiona Ferguson said.

The exciting additions to the program start the introduction of a second stage to showcase local talent: local early childhood centres, musicians, our seniors choir and band will perform.

Kentucky's Animal Nursery is also heading our way for the first time and is sure to be a hit with children.

Templar and Rankin streets will be lined with markets, children's rides and giant street games.

The extraordinary performers from Kristen's Dance Studio and the talented kids from Bedgerabong return to entertain, along with a seniors' dance group.

Santa and a new troupe of dancing elves will be out and about to hear the children's Christmas wishes.

There's an exciting range of food stalls from hot dogs and sausage sizzle through to international options and - for dessert - the Cold Rock ice cream van.

"There's a great variety of entertainment, food and shopping," Mrs Ferguson said. "We have tried to cater for all ages, stages and audiences."

You can even pick up your Christmas ham in one of the night's raffles or win a $500 Why Leave Town card.

Ten winners in the 2019 Find it in Amazing Forbes Christmas promotion will be drawn on the night, so don't forget to:

  1. Shop locally at participating businesses;
  2. Collect your tickets;
  3. Fill them out correctly; and
  4. Place them in the entry boxes.
Bedgerabong's Halle Brown showing off her terrific circus skills at the 2018 Forbes Christmas Carnival.

Bedgerabong's Halle Brown showing off her terrific circus skills at the 2018 Forbes Christmas Carnival.

Where to shop for your chance to win

  • Acheson's Home Timber - Bronze Sponsor
  • Agriwest
  • Allure on Main
  • Bernardis
  • Better Home Living
  • Blush Organic Beauty
  • Bowns Sports Power
  • Brons Hair Design
  • Cahills Footwear
  • Central West Diesel - Supporter
  • Chapter Two
  • Flannerys Pharmacy
  • Forbes Family Dentist
  • Forbes Inn
  • Forbes Services Memorial Club - Silver sponsor
  • Euphoria Road
  • Gunn's Mensland
  • helloworld Travel
  • Hozpots
  • Life Pharmacy
  • Little Extras
  • Loomsey's Fish n Fix
  • Made of Fridays
  • News On Rankin
  • Painted Daisies
  • Phillip Wells Optometrist
  • Power tools Plus
  • Steel Technology - Bronze sponsor
  • Terry Bros Carpet Court - Silver Sponsor
  • The Bakehouse
  • Turners Furniture One
  • Undercover Sleepwear
  • Vandenberg Hotel - Bronze sponsor
  • Walkers Ag N Vet