Harpenden Carnival this afternoon

Harpenden Carnival - courtesy of www.harpendenphotographicsociety.com

Harpenden Carnival - courtesy of www.harpendenphotographicsociety.com - Credit: Archant

Harpenden is going wild with an animal-themed carnival on the common.

The Harpenden Carnival starts this weekend with an African drumming procession from Lydekker Park at 12pm, arriving at Harpenden Common at 12.30pm.

Sheep race the lamb national will take place on the common, alongside birds of prey, ferret racing, pond dipping and a dedicated wildlife zone.

Visitors can also bring their dogs along to perform at the Savills Dog Show.

There will also be music on a live stage, an appearance from children’s entertainer Mr Alexander and Pete the Dinosaur, as well as other activities, stalls and refreshments.

Harpenden town mayor Rosemary Farmer said: “I am really looking forward to the Harpenden Carnival which always proves to be an exciting and fun day.”

Entrance is free and gates are open from 12.30pm to 5pm.