Hartland Carnival

Welcome to one of North Devon's most special carnivals

Hartland Carnival is the highlight of the year for the whole community as well as for many of our regular visitors from far and wide.  The day itself - Saturday 10th August - will witness marching-bands, carnival royalty and impressive floats pass through the historic village followed up by a whole evening entertainment from samba bands and fire eaters through to food stalls and fun fairs. However, Hartland Carnival is far more than just a procession,  the event is also preceded by a whole week of activities, fun and competitions for all the family. So whether you want to challenge yourself to the village quiz, consider yourself a skittles champion or fancy spending an evening drinking craft ale before playing bubble football there's something for everyone and we can't wait to see you.



Fond and embarrassing memories, we've captured them all from 2007 to 2018. We'd also love to hear if If you have older photos so we can upload them for everyone to share.


We won't let anything rain on our parade

From the outstanding entrants, to the relentlessly positive support from the community (despite the torrential downpour) this years carnival summed up everything that makes the day so special. Soggy feet, diluted pints and waterproofs in the middle of summer couldn't stop wall-to-wall crowds enjoying the parade. Check out the winners and round-up below.


What's on

We have a packed schedule for 2019. Along with the perennial favourites of the Quiz and Skittles,  the whole village is competing against itself in the fun figures contest and Friday will see the introduction of film night.


Take Part

Do you have a winning idea for a float? Perhaps you feel like your could be a contender in the fun-figures competition this year? You can find all the entry forms below.