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Hertford Carnival Funday 18…

Read on for details of Hertford Carnival Funday 2018, or select a section heading to skip down.

(Note; this page is meant as a guide for spectators. Participants should refer to the Run a stall and Perform pages, and to any information sent from the Carnival committee).

Programmes
Opening of the Carnival

Stalls at the Castle
Arena entertainment at the Castle

Charity collections

Car parks
First aid
Toilets

Children and photography
Photos and stories - your help required!

The procession (n/a)

Queries

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Programmes

The programme will available at the entrances to the Castle on carnival day. A voluntary donation will be sought.

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Opening of the Carnival

The Carnival will be formally opened at 12.15 pm in the arena in the Castle grounds by the Mayor of Hertford, Cllr Beryl Wrangles.

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Stalls at the Castle

From 12pm to 5pm there will be stalls and refreshments in the Castle grounds.

the bouncy castleOver 60 stalls will be exhibiting on Carnival day. Many favourites from previous years will be returning, along with some new faces! And we're happy to say that there is the usual mix of food, beer and tea ... Plus things like a children's maze and pony rides!

Photo; Carnival Day 2017, photo courtesy of Hertford Town Council.

Please note;

The carnival site at the Castle will be out of bounds from 8 – 11am as the stall holders will be setting up.

When on the site in the afternoon, please observe signage, and obey any direction from carnival stewards.

Come along and see your favourites from last year and discover the new stalls we have for this year!

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Arena entertainment at the Castle

From 12pm to 5pm there will be arena events on the lawn at Hertford Castle.

Scheduled performers in the arena are;

12.00 Abel Smith Majorettes
12.15 Mayor's opening speech 
12.30 Hertford Rock Choir
13.00 The Bhangra Drummers
13.15 Everyone Active - Body Attack!
13.35 Scottish Country Dancing by the South East Herts Scottish Country Dance Society
14.05 Fusion - Voices in Harmony
14.25 The Love to Dance Group
14.45 The Graham Moss Big Band
15.05 The U3A Zumba Gold Dance Group 
15.25 The Bhangra Drummers
15.40 Fusion - Voices in Harmony
16.00 Harry's Band

Abel Smith Majorettes

Hertford Rock Choir

The Bhangra Drummers

Zumba dance display by Everyone Active

South East Herts Scottish Country Dance Society

Fusion - Voices in Harmony

the grounds 2016

Photo; Carnival Day 2016, photo courtesy of Jane Sartin.

The Love to Dance group

Graham Moss Big Band

The U3A Zumba Gold Dance Group 

Harry's Band

Many of these are returning as crowd favourites from the previous few years, so make sure you get a good seat, or get ready to join in! See our archive footage for pictures of previous performances.

Please note; 
The timetable is subject to change up until the day.

The Castle will also be open.

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Charity collections

We want Hertford Carnival to benefit our local community, and charities have been selected to be the beneficiaries of all monies raised on the day from collections. We will be collecting on the gates, so please be generous!

The chosen charities this year are Future Living and Mind in Mid Herts; click here for more details.

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Car parks

All Hertford car parks will be open, although of course may be busy.

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First aid

St John's Ambulance will provide first aid cover and will be visible in the Castle grounds.

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Toilets

There will be additional porta-a-loos (as well as the normal toilets) in the Castle grounds.

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Children and photography

Parents and guardians;

Please note that official and non-official photos, any of which may be used in our publicity, will be taken on the day. fusion choir 2014If you have any objection to your child being photographed, please make this known to the appropriate photographer(s) at the time.

Similarly, if a photo containing your child appears on the website and you object, please contact the webmaster, describing the photo. Please make sure you add the email subject header 'Hertford Carnival'.

Photo; the Fusion choir performing on carnival day 2016, courtesy of Steve Beeston photography.

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Photos and stories - your help required!

Help us capture the carnival for posterity! 

Email us any good photos you take on the day; we would love to add the best to the website. Original, good quality photos that you own (ie that haven't been sent in without someone else's permission) are best. In the past few years we have been sent some great photos from some local people (see archive for the used ones). All photos will be credited with their source.

You can also send us your comments and stories on this year’s carnival; a selection will be published on the website.

Email address is anna_schlenker@hotmail.com (add the subject header 'Hertford Carnival'), or tweet us at @HertCarnival.

If you have a lot of photos you would like to share, we can arrange sharing via another method (DVD, cloud etc) (if you are unfamiliar with these, we will of course talk you through them).

Then watch to see if you appear on the website!

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The procession (n/a)

Unfortunately, due to not enough participants in 2014, future years are also taking place without a procession (see Join the Procession).

If you are unhappy with this, make sure you apply for 2018! 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 to make it viable for costs and spectators. The organising is also mammoth, so please do join the committee if you really object!

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Queries

For any queries, please contact;
Our general email address; peteraw.rawlings@virgin.net

By telephone;
Peter Rawlings 01992-584846

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At last ...

The wait for Carnival day is nearly over!

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Come along and support the town, and make Hertford Carnival a continued success!