The Holyrood Street event is a fabulous family day out with a host of live music, Street entertainment, food and lots of unique stalls to keep you going.

Video of a few of our stalls

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Stall information

At present there are 43 Stalls + Food lining up on Holyrood Street

Main stage timings

9.30- 10.00 John Gudge
10.30-11.30 Betsy Goodman
11.30 - 12 Kelly Leigh School of Dance
12-12.15 - minute silence and national anthem.
12.15 - 1 Tootin Hoodlums
1.15 - 2.15 Jack Humphries
2.30-3.00 John Gudge
3.15 - 4 Tootin Hoodlums

All timings subject to change

Carnival royalty crowning

The Chard Royalty candidates will be crowned at a later date TBC

Minutes silence.

A minutes silence will be held at Midday. Followed by the singing of the National Anthem.

Parking info


A day packed with live music & entertainment.

We have a great line up of entertainers, groups and individual performers on our main stage or along Holyrood Street.

Suited for all tastes and styles

Jack Humphries

Alt folk original tunes with a unique twist of classic covers.

Betsy Goodman

Betsy is a 28 year old singer and actress originally from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire she has lived here in Chard for just over 5 years and now classes it as her home!

Betsy sings a large variety of styles from the 50s right through to modern day - jazz, pop, acoustic, classical, country and musical theatre.

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The Tootin’ Hoodlums’

A local saxophone quartet who play a range of music, from specialist arrangements to film music and modern pop covers!

The group - Oscar on Soprano, Pete on Alto, Olivia on Tenor, and Jake on Baritone (that’s smallest to biggest sax!) - met through playing in various ensembles at school and in the local area, including ‘Saxminster’ (Axminster’s big saxophone ensemble) and ‘WeFunk’ (a local funk band).

Get ready to be “blown away”!

John Gudge

Local Legend John was born in Pontefract in Yorkshire in September 1941.

He took to playing the harmonica when he was about 5 years old.

Live Update

Follow the Street Fayre as it made its way through the day.

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Getting Ready

Read how Holyrood Street was got ready for the Street Fayre.

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Getting Ready

See how the carnival committee spent their Sunday morning getting Holyrood Street ready.

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A BIG thank you to Tracey @ T.P awards who has supported Chard Carnival for many years.

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