9 July 2013
A much loved village tradition packed full of activities and entertainment is making a long awaited return.
Hatton Carnival attracts over 5,000 fun lovers every year – with organisers hoping to reach even greater heights on Saturday, July 13.
Creative, colourful procession floats leave Marston Lane at noon before winding through the streets to Scropton Road.
A free afternoon of fun, to be attended by South Derbyshire District Council Chairman Ann Hood, then lies in wait on the Scropton Road Playing Fields.
Attractions include a funfair, bouncy castles, bungee trampolines, craft stalls and an 80 foot beer tent with live music.
The main arena is set to host street dancers, bird of prey displays, stunt teams, marching bands and dog shows.
New this year is the Great Hatton Carnival Bake Off, which is aiming to uncover a treasure trove of delicious home made grub.
Carnival Chairman Andy Roberts said: “The Hatton Carnival brings people together and creates an amazing atmosphere.
“We are very lucky to have a group of villagers who spend their time trying to make the occasion bigger and better every year.
“Everyone is excited about what 2013 will bring. We have a superb line up of performers and can’t wait to get going.”