Carnival vibe comes to Hathersage Gala week

Expect a carnival atmosphere in Hathersage over the coming week as the annual gala celebrations get into full swing.

Scarecrows will be springing up around the village as will the handmade well-dressings and there will be fun-filled activities to all the family from July 4-11.

Highlights will include an Opportunity Knocks competition on the opening evening, a fell race of 4.5miles with a 1050ft climb on Monday, July 6, and the carnival parade through the village on Saturday, July 11.

This year’s gala theme is Carnivals of the World so the village will be buzzing with colourful capers all week long.