Harpenden goes wild at carnival
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A carnival was held in Harpenden over the weekend, with the theme of ‘Harpenden goes wild’.
The carnival took place on Saturday, June 10, and featured birds of prey and ferret racing.
A procession of African drums headed from Lydekker Park to the carnival ground on Harpenden Common to kick off the festivities, which included sheep race the lamb national.
There were falconry displays from Ridgeside Falconry and Lurcher Racing, and African dance workshops from Nzinga Dance. There was also pond dipping, a dedicated wildlife zone and the Savills dog show.
Musicians performed on a live stage, including St John Lawes School Band and Harpenden Light Operatic Society, and there were performances from children’s entertainer Mr Alexander and Pete the dinosaur, as well as other activities, stalls and refreshments.
The event was run by Harpenden Round Table in partnership with Harpenden Town Council.