Welcome to the website of the Hertford Carnival


Make a song and dance for charity!

Applications are closed, the timetable is set, but participant information is shown for reference below. All performers must comply with instructions given on the website, in any communication from the committee, or verbally on the day. 

Are you a performer who would like to show us what you've got? We are now seeking performers for the arena for Hertford Carnival day 2019!

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

Information for participants is shown below. Please ensure you read the page fully if you wish to participate.



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Who and what

Groups or individuals may perform.

shambles band on stage 2016

Photo; Shambles band playing to the arena crowd at Hertford Carnival Funday 2016, courtesy of Richard Corbett.

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

There is no charge.  We may even pay you if we think you will bring people in to the event!

Please note that any money raised will go to the designated charities.

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;

harry's band on stage 2017
Photo; Harry's Band on stage on Hertford Carnival day 2017, courtesy of Steve Beeston photography.


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Money raised

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

Any collections taken in the arena will go to the chosen charities.

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To apply

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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Get in touch

For any queries, please contact;

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

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Arena timetable

A plan for the day - including timetables and participants - is now found here. Share to make sure your friends and family know when you are on!

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Where now?

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

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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.