Monday 27 May 2019

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.

This year there will be lots of things to see and do, including:

  • The Harting Old Club march
  • Children’s activities, face painting, bouncy castle (weather permitting), juggling and storytelling
  • Children's carousel and other funfair rides and games
  • Fancy dress competition
  • Coconut shy, and other traditional games
  • Prize draw
  • Fun runs (register on the day)
  • NEW - Have a go at Archery with Raven Field Archers
  • Dog show - kindly organised and run by Dogs First - please click this link for the printable entry form which includes the list of classes for 2018
  • 'Have-a-go' Dog Agility - kindly organised and run by Dogs First - bring your dog and have a go at a dog agility course - great fun for you and your dog
  • Festivities Barbecue, teas & cakes
  • Food outlets, popcorn and candyfloss, and ice cream
  • Festivities bottle, plant and bric-a-brac stalls
  • Local craft, food and produce stalls

Please see our Facebook page for news and updates -

Entry is free and there's free parking at the Harting Memorial playing field (on the Petersfield road).

Please see the Location page for more details of how to get here and where to park.  Please use the free parking and park and ride minibuses - there will be no parking in the village.


To give you a feel of the Festivities, here are two videos of the 2016 event:


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 are all run by our wonderful volunteers.

Please join us on Monday 27 May 2019, when we will be celebrating the 59th annual Harting Festivities.