Hartland Carnival

Carnival Day


The Procession

5.00pm - 5.45pm
Classes 1-10 of the Procession will assemble for at Northgate Green.
Classes 11-18 will assemble at Northgate and North Road.
6.00pm - 7.00pm
Judging takes place.
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Grand Carnival Procession sets off around the village.

Party in the Square:

With entertainment from 4.30pm, once the Procession completes its final tour of the village it's time to party the rest of the night away in the Square with  Fairground Rides, Phil Vanstone Fairground, along with food stalls, Hartland Town Band, Samba Bands Music from Over & Above plus other performers.

On Saturday please park in the Free Car Parks available at either end of the Village. Detailed information on these events can be found displayed on posters around the village or can be seen on the map below. Stewards will be on hand on the night to direct visitors to the best car parking spots.

On the day

Participants, please go to the area as shown on above map, there will be plenty of stewards around to help on the day.

Central and Reduced Mobility Parking can be found at the Playing Fields which are located West end of North Road, Main Parking can be found the approach to the village from each main route in and will be well sign posted. Please do not park on the side of the road as large display vehicles will need to get out after the procession. Car parks will be open all evening but the procession road closures will restrict access on the northerly approach so if coming by car please allow plenty of time to get here before the procession that sets of at 7pm.

Top Tip #1: Do not rush off as soon as the procession has finished, as there are sometimes delays with display vehicles leaving the village. Please join in with the festivities in The Square (Pink area on the map) or have a drink at one of our pubs. All the local businesses and catering & trade stalls found in the square have supported the Carnival, do please support them if you can! The great carnival atmosphere goes on well into the night, so why not stay locally at one of our B&Bs or campsites!

Top Tip #2: Fore Street gets very busy with spectators sometimes 3-4 deep, why not try North Road. You might get a better view here, there are pavements on both sides towards the east!


Road closures and Parking Restrictions


Road closures

10th August 5.30pm – 9.00pm
Northgate Green, North Road and top of School Lane (North Section) closed during duration of judging

10th August 7.00pm – 9.00pm
North Street and bottom School Lane (South Section) closed during carnival procession

10th August 7.00pm - 12:00am
Fore Street closed for carnival procession and evening events.


Temporary Prohibition of Parking

10th August 10.00am - 11th August 9.00am
The Square and Square Car Park closed for Carnival events

10th August 4:30pm - 12.00am
Fore Street parking suspended

10th August 4:30pm - 9pm
North Street, North Road & School Lane

Polite Request
From Saturday morning of Carnival Day please park in the additional car parks. Please do not park on the roadside of the main routes into and around the village as large vehicles are expected for the carnival procession and entertainment. (The carnival committee will not take any responsibility for any damage caused to vehicles that are inappropriately parked)



We want everyone attending to have a great time, but more importantly we want you to go home to you loved ones intact, please take time to read our safety code and risk assessment, we take safety very seriously, it’s not in place to spoil the fun, on the contrary, it’s there to ensure everyone has a good time!