Welcome to the website of the Hertford Carnival


Hello Hertford!

Are you a performer who would like to show us what you've got in 2019? Watch out for invitations to apply, or register your interest with us before.

Archived details for how to get involved for 2018 are shown below.


From 12pm to 5pm on Carnival Day there will be entertainment, including arena events, in the Castle grounds. 

Previous years' feedback from all those who have taken part in the arena events has been very favourable; see our archive footage.

Information for participants is shown below.



Click on the section headings, or scroll down to read the whole page;

NB Please ensure you read the page fully if you wish to participate as a performer.


Who and what

Groups or individuals may perform.

bhangra drummers in 2018

Photo; the Bhangra drummers and King Ahmed at Hertford Carnival 2018. Picture courtesy of Steve Beeston photography.

Performance slots are normally limited to 15 minutes, and a PA system is available if required.

There is no charge.  Please note that any money raised will go to the designated charities (see below).

What you offer to perform is up to you!

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Important Details

Arena layout will only be confirmed on the day. However as a guide;

Photo; Fusion on stage on Hertford Carnival day 2018. Picture courtesy of Steve Beeston photography.


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Bucket collections

We want Hertford Carnival to benefit our local community, and charities are being selected to be the beneficiaries of monies raised on the day.

Any collections taken in the arena or for side-shows will go (only) to the chosen charities.

Click here for details. 

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To apply to perform an arena event (or side-show)

Note; all information relevant to performing applicants is shown on this page of the website, so please ensure you have read it carefully, and print a copy for reference.

Performer information will only be used by the Hertford Carnival Committee for the purposes specified and not be passed to third parties.

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For any queries, please contact;

David Kirby
Tel: 01992-558634 
Email; davidkirby231@btinternet.com 

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Plan for the day

A plan for the day - including timetables and participants - is now found here.

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Where now?

Click here to return to the home page. 

It's all about Hertford

The more people who participate, the bigger and better Hertford Carnival is!

Get in touch if you have an act!

Fancy getting involved in another way? Run a stall, or check out Help Now for individual and business options.