Harpenden Carnival 2018

May 29th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Harpenden Carnival 2018

Harpenden Carnival is back again on 9th June. Frosts Estate Agents will be there running a stall where you will be able to take part in a colouring competition. It’s called Design our ‘For Sale’ Board and if you win the main prize it's a £50 Smiggle voucher. If you are the talented winner you will also have the delight of seeing your winning board design around Harpenden, St Albans and Marshalswick - so come and share your design skills. 

It is thanks to the Harpenden Round Table and Harpenden Town Council for the core funding of Harpenden Carnival. It is now firmly established among the social events of the Harpenden year. Last year it won the "Mum's Guide Best Local Event Award" which was fantastic and is a testimony to all who live in and around Harpenden who stage and participate in the event.

This year is the 53rd Harpenden Carnival and the theme is “THE WILD WEST”. This will, of course, be reflected in the many acts that will be part of the day including Wild West Rope Shows, Line dancing, Rodeo, Archery and many more activities in the "Cowboy Corner". Perhaps the next Frosts “For Sale” board might be able to take on a Wild West Harpenden theme? Even though there will be a flavour of the west old Harpenden Carnival favourites will not be neglected. The sponsored Dog Show, craft stalls, bouncy inflatables for the children along with lots of other children’s activities will still be there. 

As ever there will be a wide range of local food and drink available to enjoy and the organisers have worked with Harpenden Council to create an extended licence to permit the Stage performances to go on until 7 pm. Whilst the main arena area will close at 5 pm, Harpenden visitors will be able to enjoy a later finish on the common outside of the Public Halls. Not only will the stage entertainment continue later so will all of the bars including Prosecco Bar and Gin Palace and the food stalls.