Free family Carnival at Herford Castle next weekend

Hertford Castle

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There will be a carnival at Hertford Castle next weekend.

The Rotary Club of Hertford, in partnership with Hertford Town Council, is organising Carnival at the Castle on Sunday, June 25.

Running from noon to 5pm, this free event will be held in the grounds of Hertford Castle.

It will be a fun family afternoon, and will raise money for Welwyn Garden City-based Isabel Hospice and Carers in Hertfordshire. Donation on entry is optional.

Up to 60 stalls will exhibit on the castle lawn offering ice cream, wood fired pizza, face painting, children’s games, a bouncy castle, charity stalls and much more.

Parents are encouraged to bring children in ‘carnival’ themed fancy dress to the event.

The annual fancy dress competition will be led by the mayor of Hertford, councillor Susan Dunkley, and will begin with a parade round the grounds at 2pm.

The mayor and judges will be looking for children best dressed in colourful clothing, masks and flamboyant outfits including feathers, flowers and fancy dress costumes.

The programme of entertainment on the stage promises to bring dancing and music for all ages.

The show begins at noon with the well-known Ukabilly Band, followed by the fancy dress carnival procession, judging and prizes.

Other performers include the South East Herts Scottish Dancers, Zumba dancers from Everyone Active, the Graham Moss Big Band, Fusion Singers, Zumba Gold and finishing with the Sele School ‘The Shambles’ Band.

The event is sponsored by V&S Scaffolding, Abel of Hertford, Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors, Barclays and Network Homes.

In addition to the outside activity, Hertford Castle will be open to the public free of charge.

The president of Rotary Club of Hertford said: “The Rotary Club is pleased to present in conjunction with the Town Council another family friendly afternoon.

“This is the town’s ‘village fete’ and so please come along and join in the fun.”

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