IT’S that special time of the year again, when the streets of Yarmouth are bustling with eye-catching costumes and fun.

Yarmouth Carnival Week is back – the 111th of its kind – and kickstarts on Saturday, August 5.

Visitors to the West Wight town can expect a whole week of carnival fun.

Offerings this year include decorated dinghies, rivers sports, a treasure hunt, fun run, sandcastles, teddy bears’ picnic, competitions, golf on the green, crabbing, a dog and pet show, historical talks, and pirates on the pier.

It promises to be another spectacular fixture on the Isle of Wight calendar.  

On Saturday, the opening ceremony, fun run, and field sports will get Carnival Week underway, and exactly a week later, on August 12, the parade will make its way through the town.

Last year, Susie Sheldon, the Isle of Wight's Lord Lieutenant, presented medals, and Yarmouth Lifeboat made a guest appearance.

This year, Yarmouth Carnival Committee has produced a yearbook which contains details on Carnival Week, plus reports on the other events held throughout the year.

It also contains articles, together with recent and archive carnival photographs.

The yearbooks are free, but donations always welcome.