Welcome to the Horley Carnival 2024

Horley Carnival parade 2019

On Saturday 15th June between 12.00 pm and 5.00 pm the Horley Recreation Ground will be going back in time to the medieval period with this year’s theme ‘Medieval Horley’..

On display will be a tented village giving displays of period cooking whilst in the main arena will be combat between knights in armour, though unfortunately not on horseback.

There will also be displays of medieval dancing and archery with the public allowed to try out their skill with a bow and arrow.

As well as the usual favourites such as Punch and Judy, there will be a juggler performing around the ground during the afternoon. Huxleys Birds of Prey are returning with a static display only, but this will give everyone the chance to get up close to these magnificent birds.

The Carnival Parade forms up in the Victoria Road car park and the carnival floats will be judged by by the Mayor of Reigate & Banstead and the Horley Town Mayor before the parade leaves the Victoria Road car park.

The parade will leave the car park at 12.30 pm, travelling along the same route as previous years, turning into Massetts Road, Russells Crescent, then north up Victoria Road, and turning right into the A23 Brighton Road and left into the Recreation Ground. One of the bands taking part in the parade will be performing on the forecourt of Simply Bridget whilst a steel orchestra, new participant in the carnival, will be playing in the Precinct before the arrival of the parade.

We hope that you will come along and watch the parade join in the entertainment in the Arena and visit the stalls – the usual selection of community and commercial stalls, as well as many new ones that attend, along with a range of food & drink outlets. There will be a prize for the stall which best reflects the theme of the carnival. The closing date for booking stalls is 24th May 2024. Stalls can be booked by contacting horleycarnival@gmail.com

This will be the twelfth year since the Horley Carnival became an annual event and continues to be free to enter thanks to our sponsors who help fund the event. These include Gatwick Airport, Surrey County Council and local businesses.

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