|The town Carnival
started in 1931 and the money raised then went to the Cottage Hospital.
This still happens today, but other groups and organisations benefit as
well. In The Square and showground are many local charity stalls.
floats are sponsored by local businesses, charities, groups and clubs
who spend many hours making the floats which include one carrying the
Carnival Queen. There are marching bands and people on foot in fancy
dress collecting donations from the crowds lining the route. The panel
shows Town Crier Peter Bruce, leading the procession. Market Harborough
has had a Town Crier on and off since the late 18th century