​After a two-year break, Hale Carnival will return on the village recreation ground this Saturday (July 2)!

Farnham’s very own wheelchair rugby champion and Paralympic gold medallist, Kylie Grimes, is to open the event with a question-and-answer session at 1.30pm.

Email your questions in advance to hale-carnival@ hotmail.co.uk

The fun then starts from 2pm with maypole dancing from Folly Hill School followed by live music on stage throughout the day.

There will be a dog show, open for entries from 2pm, a children’s tent with magic shows and balloon modelling, various charity and craft stalls and side shows.

A selection of classic cars will be on show, and the famous John Coneley funfair.

Enjoy refreshments at the Pimm’s and gin tents, as well as a beer tent offering a selection of ales from Alton’s Triple fff brewery as well as Ascot Brewery.

There will be a well-stocked food tent, offering hot food at good prices.

The food and drinks tents are run by the Hale Carnival committee and volunteers, with profits going to local good causes.

The procession begins at 6pm from Hale School and finishes on the green.

The music continues on stage through to 9.30pm before the event comes to an end with a big bang at 10pm with the traditional fireworks fiesta.

Martyn Winning, a Hale Carnival committee member, said: “We are a small committee and our aim is to provide a fun-filled day for all, and at the same time raise funds to share between local charities. We do rely heavily on our volunteers to help put on our show.

“If you feel you could help out on Friday, July 1 to set up, carnival day itself, or Sunday, July 3 for clean-up day, then please get in touch by emailing [email protected], or call 01252 722103.”