Brighouse Canal, Beer and Music Festival ended with a “buzz” this afternoon after the sun finally came out and brought the visitors with it.
The two day event was organised by the Brighouse Business Initiative and took in the whole town centre, with road closures to make way for events including a classic car show, stages for music, a market and food stalls.
But organisers admit the event had a slow start, with poor weather blamed, though by lunchtime today the situation had resolved itself.
BBI committee member John Buxton said: “At the moment it is absolutely fantastic. The weather has not helped, but as soon as sunshine came along it really got going and there has been a fantastic buzz.”
Through the course of the event around 30 different artists have appeared on five stages with a wide range of musical tastes catered for.
Bargees adapted the longsword dancing tradition using the ‘keys’ used to open and close lock gates instead of the normal swords.
Mr Buxton added: “There have not been as many people here as normal, because of the weather.
“On Saturday people were still out dancing in the rain until 10pm and today the sunshine has made it all happen.”
Vintage vehicles were provided through the Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club and top prizes went to David Lloyd’s Langonda and an Austin A35 van.
The Canal & River Trust were present throughout the weekend and took along the equipment to demonstrate rope-making.
Meanwhile, several narrowboats were offering canal and river trips to raise money for charity.
“It has concluded with a wonderful atmosphere, everyone is tapping their feet,” said Mr Buxton.
The event is one of several organised each year by the BBI and followed 1960s and 1940s weekends earlier in the year.