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Hertford Carnival 2015

Stalls, refreshments and entertainments took place at Hertford Castle on Sunday 28 June 

At first it was rain and no gain, then sun and fun!

After a wet start, the sun shone down on Hertford's latest carnival.

Great bands and performers entertained the crowds, and a varied selection of stalls plied their wares to browsers. 

The event had a great fun feel, and adults and children alike enjoyed the afternoon; with the things on offer ranging from cute games like hook-a-duck to the adult fun of beer kegs, everyone was happy!

child in costume 2015Photo; Carnival day 2015, courtesy of Clare Smith

Elsas, Aladdins, Plutos and Mickeys were all invited to attend, and dozens of princesses and cartoon characters showed off their superb Disney costumes in the arena. The castle was also open for exploring.

It was a lovely community afternoon, and one that also raised much needed funds for local charities.

Everyone was invited to join in the fun, and around 5000 people came along to enjoy themselves on the day!

See the slideshows and full coverage here.

Participants, businesses and volunteers all played their vital parts in ensuing the day was a success, both on the day and for months in advance.  The day would not have happened without our sponsors and supporters, organisers and stewards.

THANK YOU to everyone who took part; those who helped, supported or sponsored, the stall-holders and the performers, and of course to everybody who came along on the day!  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

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Your town needs you!

We worked long and hard again in 2015 to organise and put on an afternoon of fun for the community, and we are grateful to all those who participated, who supported us, and everyone who came along and enjoyed the day.

In no time at all, we will be starting to organise Hertford Carnival 2016.

If you would like to get stuck in to the planning, and/or were unhappy with the lack of procession this year, please get involved!

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Photo; Carnival day 2015, courtesy of Melissa Bolton

Even a small-scale static standard event takes months of planning, with a whole raft of unexciting but incredibly necessary actions to translate ideas into reality. If you would like to get immersed in the planning and organising, or can just offer a pair of hands, please contact us.

We would like the next event to be a big community day in the traditional carnival way, but do need a minimum number of floats (enrolled by our deadlines or before to enable the necessary planning) to make it viable for costs and spectators. If you are interested in joining the procession, please watch the media and/or register your interest now. We will of course also be looking for stalls and performers!

We also appreciate all support from local businesses.

The more pairs of hands, the more support, the more interest, the better the event will be.

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Where now?

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Click here to learn about the team who ran Carnival 2015.

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Carnival 2015

See slideshows and full coverage of Carnival Day 2015, including;

Fancy dress comp



The charities who benefited this year

Sponsors and Supporters

Also see

Our competitions

The organisers

Press coverage

How to contact us

External links

Olden Times

Slideshows and full coverage of 2014

Pre 2014

Want to take part in 2016?

Join the procession (tbc)

Run a stall

Perform in the arena

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