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The Lewis Carnival Committee has taken over the Murdo Maclean's window in the centre of town for the week of the carnival. Passersby watched as the girls filled the window with information about the coming weekend. 

The Lewis Carnival Committee told "We want everyone to know just how much is happening, so this window contains information about the Lewis Carnival parade, the food & drink festival and the ceilidh. Two of these events are brand new, and we want them to be as successful as possible. We're particularly excited about the food & drink festival, which will showcase some lovely local food. The parade also looks set to be the best in years - which is all thanks to local people getting together to support the event - so we're very excited!" 

This weekend's events include:

Friday 2nd August

12:00-18:00: Lewis Carnival Food Festival, on the quayside, with local food, licensed Carnival bar, Downpour Gin Bar and more. 

12:30: Official launch of the Lewis Carnival Food Festival with special guest Gary Maclean.

13:00: Food demo by Gary Maclean

14:00: Food demo by Gary Maclean

16:00: Food demo by Rhys Fitzpatrick, Head Chef, Lewis and Harris Smokehouse

Saturday 3rd August

11:00-17:00: Lewis Carnival & Lewis Carnival Food Festival, stalls, games, food, bar, at Perceval Square, Perceval Square Car Park and the quayside. 

12:30: Food demo by Chris from Flavour Chocolate

13:00-14:00: Lewis Carnival Parade will leave the Willowglen at 13:00, due to arrive at Perceval Square at 14:00

15:00: Food demo by James from Digby Chick

19:30-23:00: Lewis Carnival Ceilidh with The Stuart Taylor Ceilidh Band, Town Hall, under-12s go free, free welcome drinks by Harris Gin, bar by Downpour Gin. Tickets available now from the Intermedia Services/Sign Print office, Church House, and on Carnival Day - but spaces are limited!