The bunting is up, the visitors arriving, what would make a more typical English Summer Village Festival than a spot of rain! It may have been wet but spirits weren’t dampened by the downpour at Hartley Wintney Village Festival, which luckily cleared up in the afternoon.
There was a good turn out last weekend for Hartley Wintney Village Festival and plenty to entertain them with! The procession of cars and floats was an enthralling sight as umbrellas went up and Mac’s were donned.
What better to warm up than a hot dog or burger from the BBQ (sponsored by Mackenzie Smith) with a nice cup of tea, or maybe a cheeky Pimm’s or beer whilst enjoying the show; tug of war, Morris men, a fantastic selection of classic cars and a marching band to name a few.
The sun came out in the afternoon, a great relief to the ice cream man, and there was still lot of fun ahead for the whole family with a bouncy castle, fun fair, animals to pet, puppet shows and a whole range of traditional games and stalls by local clubs, groups and charities.
The village of Hartley Wintney, in the highly acclaimed Hart District of Hampshire, is the perfect setting for a village carnival, a highlight in the village calendar which brings those from miles around. With a broad high street, historic cricket green and pavilion, and the main event taking place on the large village green and oak common the village centre is perfect for the continuation of traditional community events.
Grateful thanks go to Organisers Hart Rotary Club, in conjunction with Hook & Odiham Lions. Now we look forward to next year’s carnival!