Hartland Carnival

What's on

Get ready for a raucous week of fun, food and friendly rivalry. We have everything from village-wide competitions, nail biting tests of knowledge, the ubiquitous skittles tournament and of course, the renowned procession.


Hartland Carnival isn't just the procession. We have a week of competitions and activities for you to take part in leading up to the main event. So find out what's going on and how you can take part. A full calendar of everything taking place can be found at the base of the page.


A week of village-wide competitions

We have three competitions running this year with the winners all announced at the Fun Night on Wednesday, 7th August in the Playing Field. So whether you want to take part or just take in the sights of the village you can find out more below.


Fun Figures

This year’s theme is “Villains”. Winners will be announced at the Fun Night.  A map of all the decorated premises can be seen at the local post office and entry forms for those that want to take part are available from the Pop-in, the Post Office or they can be downloaded here. Judging will take place from Sunday to Tuesday.


Best Decorated Business Premises

Entry forms are available from the Pop-in or Post Office. Judging will take place from 7pm on Sat 3rd August. Open to all local businesses.



A week of entertainment

We have a fun-packed week of entertainment for visitors and villagers. Remember to register for the Skittles before 9pm Wednesday and to arrive in Hartland for the main-day before 7pm to avoid road closures. There's an overview of events below and a full calendar for you to check at the base of the page.



Festivities commence with the crowning of Carnival Royalty in the Parish Hall at 7pm followed by a performance by the Hartland Town Band.


Monday night is quiz night. Registration is at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Entry is £10 per team of four, don't forget your nibbles and drinks.


Heinz Varieties, 57. Tuesday is bingo night. Registration at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. BYO nibbles and drinks, and be wary of the locals, they're hustlers.


Kick back for a night of family fun starting at 6pm in the Playing Fields. With refreshments, dog show, games and inflatables there's something for everyone.



It wouldn't be a Carnival week without Skittles. Get your best game-face on, pick a mixed-team of six and head to the Parish Hall for 7pm. The bar will also be open and serving drinks for celebration and commiseration.


As a gentle recovery from the Skittles and a prelude to Saturday's festivities, grab some popcorn and relax with a film on Friday film club at the Parish Hall..


The main event. The grand procession will circle the village from 7pm followed by the infamous party in The Square with rides, food-stalls and entertainment till midnight.