Carnival coming to Harfield

2016-03-22 06:00

Carnival fun comes to Harfield on Saturday 2 April with the annual Harfield Village carnival taking place.

It promises to be another fun-filled event for carnival-goers who can try the food and drinks, enjoy this year’s live entertainment line-up or shop.

The carnival is hosted by the Harfield Village Association (HVA).

And it’s all for a good cause.

All funds raised at the free carnival will be going back into the improvement, greening and general upliftment of the area, according to HVA chairperson James Fernie. It will also be used for local schools and charities.

“Second Avenue will be closed off and filled with approximately 150 stalls, ranging from food, arts and crafts, clothing, jewellery, homeware and novelties,” he says.

“Stalls will run from 09:00 to 18:00 and the street party will take place in the restaurant area until 23:00.

“This year the stalls have been removed from the restaurant area to create more seating for carnival-goers and to create one large food and beer court area, which will also have entertainment such as live music and DJs in various locations.”

The market area will also be extended to Purley Park, where there will also be entertainment.

Another innovation is a children’s area, which was a success last year. It will be held in Wesley Street again and include jumping castles, crafts, games, face painting and shows.

The children’s area is sponsored by Remax Premier in Claremont.

The opening ceremony will start at 11:00 with a march by the Young Guiding Stars Sacred String band, followed by various carnival paraders, stilt walkers, puppets, unicycles and jugglers of eMzantsi Carnival throughout the day.

Uber will also be on call, and attendees can use this taxi service to get picked up and dropped at home.

Carnival-goers can use the code “Harfield Carnival” to get their first Uber ride (up to R200) free, so there’s no parking hassles or worries about tasting craft beers and wine.

Fernie says the carnival is a great event for everyone of all ages to come out and play as there is something for everyone.

“Bring your friends and family and show your support,” he adds.

The annual Harfield Village carnival takes place on Saturday 2 April.

Carnival-goers can try the food and drinks, enjoy live entertainment or shop.

The carnival is hosted by the Harfield Village Association (HVA).

Second Avenue will be closed off and filled with about 150 stalls which will run from 09:00 to 18:00. The street party will take place in the restaurant area until 23:00.

The market area will also be extended to Purley Park and there will be a kids’ area.

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