On 1st July 2006, Hook Parish Council and Hook Schools Parents Association jointly hosted Hook’s first ever Summer Festival. Hartletts Park and the Hook Schools’ grounds played host to the fun, which included The Green Roadshow’s first visit to Hampshire. The Roadshow included a solar powered big top which featured a circus with clowns, unicycles and slapstick, but no animals. There was also information about being green, such as recycling and environmentally friendly transport. The festival gained sponsorship from Serco and a grant from The National Lottery’s Awards for All to cover most of the cost of staging the three day event.