THE carnival is not over in Huddersfield.
A funding crisis and lack of volunteers meant that this year's 21st event could have been the last.
But organisers say they are now hopeful that one of the town's most vibrant events will continue next summer.
New members and new funding bids mean the carnival will be staged again on July 8 next year, they say.
Henry Cudjoe, chairman of the Huddersfield Carnival Committee, said: "We have got some new members now and they are willing to help with the progress of next year's carnival.
"We have been let down with funding in the past, but we are hopeful that the show will go on."
The committee met last month at the Hudawi Cultural Centre and was well attended by new members and volunteers.
But Mr Cudjoe said the committee was still desperately in need of office space, as it was currently sharing a room at the Media Centre in Northumberland Street with four other groups.
It also needs office or warehouse space, where large and ornate costumes can be easily stored for next year's event.
This year's event was the largest ever with crowds of around 30,000 enjoying the vibes in scorching temperatures.
Eighteen floats, troupes and masqueraders from Luton, London, Leeds, Leicester and Preston joined Huddersfield people for a massive procession through the town centre to Greenhead Park, where there was entertainment well into the night.
Mr Cudjoe said the carnival cost an estimated £80,000 to put on and he urged more sponsors to come forward, including fast food restaurants and takeaways who benefit from the additional trade which the carnival brings on the day.
Volunteers or sponsors can contact Huddersfield Carnival Committee on 0870 9905118 or Mr Cudjoe on 0790 038 5811.