Monday 30 May 2016

Every year, on the second Bank Holiday Monday in May, the main street in South Harting is closed to traffic to allow villagers, friends and visitors to gather for the Harting Festivities.

Since 1880, the Harting Old Club has had its annual meeting on Whit Monday.  The village Festivities started in 1961, replacing the traditional funfair which used to take centre stage in the street.

The 2016 Festivities were celebrated on Monday 30 May 2016.  The weather was dry and reasonably warm and we had lots of vistors who enjoyed the mix of events and stalls in and around the main street of South Harting.

Here are two videos of the 2016 Festivities:


And this one showing the Festivities from a younger perspective:


Harting Festivities is a mix of tradition and entertainment, for the Old Club, villagers and our visitors.  All money raised goes to local groups and charity.

The Festivities couldn't be run without the help of a band of volunteers from the local community who give their time and energy to organise and marshal the event, and run the Festivities on the day - the barbeque, book stall, bottle stall, jewellery stall, bric-a-brac stall, & traditional games were all run by our wonderful volunteers.  We'd like to thank everyone involved with running this year's Festivities for their help.

Please join us again next year, on Monday 29 May 2017, when we will be celebrating the 57th annual Harting Festivities.