Welcome to the website of the Hertford Carnival


Run a Stall or Pitch

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

Are you a business who would like to exhibit in 2019? Applications are now open! Some places have already gone, so don't delay!

From 12pm to 5pm on Carnival Day there will be trade, craft and refreshment stalls in the Castle grounds. 

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



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Who and how much

There are different types of entry available.  Pitch rates are tiered, with cheaper rates for charity/non-profit-making organisations and for local businesses. Refreshment traders are charged according to the popularity of the type of stall. 

Commercial Organisation

Hertford based business; £60 per pitch

Non Hertford based business; £70 per pitch

Charity or non-profit making organisation pitch

Hertford based; £30 per pitch

Non Hertford based; £40 per pitch

Refreshment trader or 'classic stall' fees;

Food stand - £140

Beer tent - £250

Ice cream/Candy Floss - £210

Bouncy Castle £100

icecream on carnival day 2016

Photo; ice-creams going down well, Hertford Carnival day 2016, courtesy of Steve Beeston photography.

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Important Details

Photo; stalls on Hertford Carnival day 2015, courtesy of Melissa Bolton.


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Revenue generated by stalls goes to the stall holders (or as agreed with the Hertford Carnival Committee). 

If you want to donate part of your revenue to the selected carnival beneficiaries, this would be welcome. You can decide this afterwards, ie when you turn a profit!

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Site Pitch Cancellation Policy

Pitch cancellations must be made in writing by 1st May to receive a full refund on pitch fee paid. Please contact James Turner (see Get in touch).

stalls on carnival day 2013

Photo; from morning to Knight - Carnival fun in 2013, courtesy of Steve Beeston photography.

Cancellations nearer to Carnival day will result in 100% cancellation charge. No shows on the day will still be charged.

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To book a stall or pitch

Please contact;
James Turner

If there is a gap for your type of business, you will receive an application form to fill in, plus a list of requirements.

These will be;

Public Liability insurance - you will need to enclose a copy of your public liability insurance with your application.  This needs to be valid for carnival day and up to a value of £5million. Without this you will be unable to trade at this event.

Risk assessment - a form is sent with the application form.

In addition, refreshment traders require a Food Hygiene Certification and a satisfactory Food Standard Rating.

Payment is either;
By cheque, made payable to Rotary Club of Hertford Benevolent Fund
By bank transfer to the same account (details supplied when application received).

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

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Get in touch

For any queries, please contact;

James Turner

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Stall list and plan

A plan for the day - including the layout of stalls - is found here. Share to make sure your friends and family know where you are!

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Where now?

Previous years' feedback from stall holders 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 will be!

Fancy getting involved in another way? Perform in the arena, or check out Help Now for individual and business options.