ROLL UP, ROLL UP, AT HARFIELD VILLAGE CARNIVAL
HEAD to the southern suburbs today for a fiesta of fun at the 10th annual Harfield Village Carnival from 9am till 11pm.
The event takes place along 2nd Avenue, which will be closed to traffic and filled with stalls featuring local and artisanal fare, with shops, restaurants and bars in the area adding to the buzz.
“The carnival offers something for everyone – live music, art, books, jewellery and home decor to clothing, toys and gifts. We welcome everyone to come and enjoy the carnival’s festive atmosphere and al fresco dining in front of our muchloved restaurants – Thai, sushi, pizza, Mexican, burgers, draught beers and lots more,” says Jenni Coleman, Harfield Village Community Improvement District manager and carnival organiser.
“There will also be plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained at the designated play area with face painting, glitter tattoos, magicians and clowns. And we’ll have Good Hope FM broadcasting live.”
The carnival is also a firm favourite with stallholders, says Coleman. “Many return yearafter-year to sell their crafts.
“We also have exciting new stallholders who have joined us from several well-known markets, including the monthly Kirstenbosch Market. Most of our stallholders are small local businesses and we love offering them a space to showcase.”
Angela Muller, founder and owner of Angel’s Delight, says she loves participating at the market: “At the previous market we had such fun putting out tasters of our fudge and watching the faces of those who sampled it and then hurriedly dug into their bags to find their wallets to buy some. Some people returned later to buy more to take home as they had eaten it up too fast.”
Local business The Shelfie is a newcomer to the carnival this year. “We are a Harfield Villageborn business and honoured to have a stall at the carnival down the road,” says owner Nicola Davidson. “We will be offering our home decor prints, water- wise succulents in our handpainted pots, and a few special edition home decor items.”
The carnival gets a thumbs up from Harfield residents too. Says Madge Gibson: “I love the bustling energy. So much planning and goodwill goes into the event that on the day there is a palpable air of community excitement and pride. Add to that the beat of music and the smell of food, friends and families ambling through the stalls, kids in strollers, dogs on leashes – it just makes me very happy.”
Going to the carnival every year has become a tradition for resident Nicola Williams. “It is one of my favourite days in the village,” she says.
For more information, go to www.harfieldvillagecarnival. co.za and follow on Facebook @HarfieldVillageCarnival and Instagram #theharfieldvillagecarnival