THERE was a great turnout for the ninth annual Rossett Village Festival held on Saturday.
The festival – at the Darland Sports Centre and school grounds on Chester Road – had something for everyone including the old favourites as well as some new ones.
The Burton and Rossett Horticultural Society held its 64th annual flower show when a prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Banksian Medal was awarded.
But there was more than just flowers with awards being dished out on the day for all types of plants, fruit and vegetables, cookery, craft, floral art. There were also separate classes for children.
Carolyn Bates, secretary for the society, said: “I thought the festival was a really
“It rained first thing in the morning but then the sun came out at the right time and the weather was really beautiful.
“Everybody involved in the festival worked really hard to make sure it came together and make it the success it was.”
The always popular festival dog show had some different classes this year including most handsome dog, prettiest bitch, waggiest tail, fastest biscuit eater, scruffiest dog, best condition, best in show and even the dog the judge would most like to take home.
The Farndon and District Brass Band entertained the crowds, along with the Pulford Hand Bell Ringers, and there was some fancy footwork from Dance Verve and Noella’s Steppers and Stompers.
The procession of kit cars and classic cars went through the village as well as the big red bus and the big red fire engine on the festival site.
Children were kept entertained by a bouncy castle, beat the goalie challenge, pony rides, Carrots the Clown and sporty types had the chance to learn and see more about fencing, karate and tennis.
This was all added to by a variety of stalls with side shows, crafts, homemade foods, photography and flower arranging all on show.