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Hertford Carnival 2018

We will very shortly be starting to organise the Carnival for 2018. If you want to help out, all energy and input is useful! Please contact us.

In the meantime, a very Merry Christmas to you all from the Hertford Carnival Committee.

all saints in the snow

Photo; All Saints Church in the snow, December 2017. Courtesy of Paul Crowley.

Hertford Carnival 2017

Stalls, refreshments and entertainments took place at Hertford Castle on Sunday 25 June 

Clouds gathered, but we persevered, and Hertford's latest carnival was a wonderful community day!

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 to the adult fun of Pimms, everyone was happy!

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Photo; A little boy aiming for the Rotary Club, we hope! Courtesy of Peter Rawlings.

We had our annual fancy dress competition, and 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 full coverage here.

crowds carnival day 2017

Photo; Crowds at the 2017 event (courtesy of Rosemary Bolton).

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 2017 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 2018.

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!

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.

dog and sandwich 2017

Photo; Say 'Wuff' if you liked Carnival Day! (courtesy of Steve Beeston photography).

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 2017, and their aims.

 Hertford town council crest 

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Carnival 2017

See slideshows and full coverage of Carnival Day 2017, 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

Want to take part in 2018?

Run a stall

Perform in the arena

Or other ways;

Help organise next year's event

Sponsor us

Carnival Archive

Pre 2017

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


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