Tring Carnival

Tring Carnival is a big event for a small town.

 

The Carnival week runs from Thursday to Sunday and the highlight is the Saturday Carnival Day which is a massive community event for all the family.

It is a local event, organised by many local volunteers, and involving close to 500 people in the organisation, entertainment and stalls. The entry price is small (£2 entry, free for under 5s) and the enjoyment value is big. 2019 will be our 9th year.

 

Tring Carnival is:-

  • An opportunity for local charities and businesses to promote themselves and sell their products
  • An opportunity for all the local schools to be involved in a “whole town” event
  • An opportunity for local people to work together to be part of a really good event that they can be proud of
  • It isn’t:-
  • A high-ticket event or a commercial enterprise

 Saturday 29th June 2019 Carnival Day – our theme this year is “Space”

The High Street parade blasts off at 11.30am, involving all the local schools and lots of theatre and dance schools. Organisations and businesses are very welcome to join in the fun and the parade consists of some motorised floats, 20 organisations, 400 people and some beautiful vintage cars. It is an amazing feat of logistics and the participants are very loud and enthusiastic.

The parade makes its way to Pound Meadow where there are stalls galore, food & drink and entertainment. We aim to have a massive array of local charity stalls, topped up with local businesses – however we will take bookings from further afield to fill the space. Most of the entertainment in the arena is from local groups; anything from Tring School Band to the Tring Shotokan Karate group, from dancing schools to African drummers. Our “Science Bit” of the afternoon comes courtesy of Sphere Science who will be recreating the solar system using volunteers from the audience! Our star arena act features amazing comedy stunts and acrobatics on a Chinese Pole, finishing off with a death defying drop headfirst down the pole into a bucket of water!

Food and drink play a major part in the day. Tring Brewery run the bar (see charitable giving) and other local food providers play a large part. We have five major caterers and as many cake stalls as we can squeeze into the field. We estimate that local charity and business stall holders generated £20,000 of revenue in 2018. 

Other events during Carnival week

As well as Carnival day, the marquee is available as a show venue and entertainment space from Thursday – Sunday. Local charities can use the marquee to for their own purposes; to raise sizable funds via well run charity fundraisers or to act as a “thank you” to their supporters or to attract the local community via awareness raising. Tring Carnival are keen to help create great local community events via providing the venue.

Charitable Giving from Tring Brewery

Tring Carnival runs on a small war chest that acts as seed money for the next year. As a not-for-profit event, the costs covered every year from our generous sponsors and gate money. We hope to top up the war chest every year to sustain the carnival for the future. Tring Brewery is key in the financial model of the Carnival. They donate all their profit to the Carnival to pay for the marquee, without which the Carnival would struggle to be financially viable.

 

Events for 2019 – all on Pound Meadow, Station Rd, Tring, HP23 5NG

 

 

Friday 28th June is Rennie Grove Day!

During the afternoon (from 4pm)  “Get involved with Rennie Grove”. Come along and meet Rennie Grove staff and volunteers and chat over complimentary drinks (courtesy of Tring Brewery) about upcoming events and volunteering opportunities.

In the evening “Rennie Grove Tring Carnival Band Night”. Doors open at 7pm, music from 8pm, £10 advance tickets are available from Tring Brewery and Beechwood. Tickets on the door will be £12.50. Website www.renniegrove.org

Saturday 29th June – Tring Carnival with the theme of “Space” to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1st moon landing. High Street parade 11.30am. Carnival on Pound Meadow from noon-5pm.

 

Saturday 29th June evening – Pepper presents The Pepper Showband and The Dung Beatles. Tickets from Tring Brewery and Beechwood. Doors open at 7pm and hot food is available. Website. www.pepper.org.uk/

 

 

 

Sunday 30th June – 11am – 6pm Tring Tornadoes family day. The day will include the club’s prize giving and awards ceremony, a charity football match and an opportunity to find out more about the club & sign up for the 2019 season.

 

 

 

 

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