Heage and Nether Heage Carnival to return after five year absence

A flashback to the Heage carnival from 1989.
A flashback to the Heage carnival from 1989.

Heage and Nether Heage Carnival is making a comeback after a five year hiatus.

The free event will be held on Saturday, June 27 at Heage Primary School (11am-4pm) and promises to be a traditional family fun day, with lots of attractions.

The procession will leave The Windmill Inn, Park Road, Heage at 10.30am.

It will then make its way down Parkside, on to Brook Street, then Eagle Street and up to School Lane.

The procession will be joined by the carnival queen and her two attendees, as well as Queen Elsa and Captain Jack Sparrow.

The carnival will be opened by Helen Barnes, a record-breaking canoeist, who grew up in the village and attended Heage Primary School.

The last event of the day is a Wacky-Races style event, with sports day races, which will be open to all.

Following the sporting offerings there will be a party at The Spanker Inn at 7pm, with live bands and a BBQ, with everyone welcome.

Secretary Ann Barker says the support from the local community has proved pivotal to reviving the carnival.

She said: “The carnival committee are astounded by the support of the local community.

“They have had offers from local businesses to borrow equipment, donations of money and support with promotion.

“The carnival would not be able to go ahead without the financial support from the grants which they have been awarded.

“The committee would also like to thank the people within the community who have offered encouragement and help.”

For more information call 01773 853631 or email heagecarnival@gmail.com.