The annual Ledbury Carnival will have a nautical theme this year as crowds of up to 10,000 are expected to descend on the market town.

The carnival, on August Bank Holiday, has been running for more than 40 years and with the main procession as well as workshops, live music and a grand raffle draw.

There will be road closures in place for the event, including an all-day closure (8am to 6pm) of High Street, as well as Bye Street and parts of The Homend.

A rolling road closure between noon and 2pm will allow for the procession to take place from the Rugby Club on Ross Road to Ledbury Primary School.

Traffic will be diverted will be along the bypass.

Carnival secretary, Jill Jupp, said: "The carnival has been running for more than 40 years now and is a fun day out for all the family.

"The colourful procession of floats, walking groups and individuals in fancy dress leaves the Rugby Club on Ross Road at noon, wends its way down Ross Road to New Street, High Street, The Homend, Orchard Lane until it reaches its destination at Ledbury Primary School; around 1.30 pm.

"Music Pool will be present and there will be a workshop of drums and hand held percussion for adults and children, from 10.45am to11.45 am, at the Rugby Club, with the view to participants then taking part in the procession.

"Car parks in the town will be closed, although there is limited parking in Bridge Street Car Park.

"The carnival, with the support of Paul Smith and Community Action Ledbury, offers a park and ride service which runs from the Ross Road, opposite the rugby club, to New Street."

The park and ride service costs £2.50.

A wide variety of traders and charities will have stalls in the town centre, with entertainment for children including a fun fair, face painting, and a juggler.