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Hertford Carnival 2016!

The date; Sunday 19 June 2016

The venue; The Castle and the town

Roll up, Roll up

This year we are again following the Carnival at the Castle format.

From 12 - 5pm, there will be stalls, entertainment and refreshments at the Castle.

The stalls we are lining up include crowd-pleasing favourites and ones new for 2016, and the entertainments are those which can bring a party feel to our community day in the sun!

Following the popularity of the event last year, we will be running the fancy dress competition again. entrant in the 2014 fancy dress competition

The castle will be open, and various other events, such as the fun fair, are planned for around the town.

A detailed plan, including a timetable of events and details of stalls, can be found here.child at carnival day 2015

Photos; children enjoying Hertford Carnival Day 2014 and 2015 respectively (courtesy of Steve Beeston photography and Clare Smith).

There is no procession again this year; see here.

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Your town needs you!

There are many ways to take part, either in the lead-up or on the day itself, and as either an individual or business;

To find out more about stalls at the Castle, and how to apply for a pitch, click here.

Photo; Hertford Carnival Day 2015, courtesy of Melissa Page at Herts Mercury.

To discover how to perform as an act in the arena, click here

To read about the many other ways you can get involved as an individual or business (including as a marshal, donor, or sponsor), either now or on the day, click here

And of course please come and enjoy yourself on the day! 

There are so many ways to get involved, and Carnival day is only what the people of Hertford make it! 

Here’s hoping for a great day in the sun in 2016!

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Where now?

Click here to relive last year's carnival; the stalls, the delightful fancy dress competition, the entertainment, and the support. Were you there? - see if you can spot yourself in the slideshows! Did you enjoy yourself? - come again this year!

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Click here to learn about the team who are running Carnival 2016, and their aims.

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See the Plan for the day for everything to do with spectator fun and well-being;

- The timetable of the great acts in the arena
- Children's Fancy Dress Comp; 
dress up and parade!
- Stalls
- How to donate to our charities
- First aid, loos & car parks
- How to appear on the website
And more!

Participant info

Run a stall

Perform in the arena

Volunteer - marshals or organisers


Also see

The charities to benefit

Competitions, such as our successful quiz night

The sponsors we are delighted to have on board

The organisers

Press coverage

How to contact us

External links

Carnival Archive

Slideshows and full coverage of 2015

Pre 2015

We have so many great photos from the past four years!


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