The Llandudno Victorian
Extravaganza, the annual three-day Carnival in the Spring (usually the
first weekend in May - May Day Bank Holiday). The event is
associated with a display of many types of veteran and vintage vehicles
in the Festival of
simultaneously at the showground site at Bodafon Farm Park near the
Little Orme and a bus service provided by vintage buses and coaches
between the Showground and Central Llandudno. See link below to the Official website.
There is a daily parade of
(including many steam tractors and wagons), brass bands, and carnival
troops, and also visitors and citizens in Victorian or Edwardian
costume. The parade travels through the town streets and via the
promenade. Other features are the evening ‘Road Runs’ when suitable vehicles on
Saturday ascend the Great Orme to the Summit and on Sunday run the
circuit of the Marine Drive.
But it is the great Victorian steam fair
in Mostyn Street (the length and breadth of the main shopping street)
with its multitude of rides and catch-penny booths, both ancient and
modern, which attracts visitors in their thousands for a great sea-side
week-end for all the family at the start of each summer season – and it is great fun for the residents
too! Especially with period music from this magnificent showman's organ, one of several playing traditional
The photographs ON THIS PAGE were
taken ON May 1ST 2005
One of the massive Steam
Mostyn Street outside Jessops Camera Shop.
All the Fun of the Fair in Trinity Square.
The Ghost Train - no customers in the early morning - great fun at
Showman’s steam tractor from Shropshire entering Mostyn
after the Extravaganza Parade.
The London Transport 'Routemaster' bus is loading passengers
the Festival of Transport at the Bodafon Fields Showground.