THOUSANDS of people tasted the fun of the fair when they flocked to Brighouse Charity Gala.
Around 10,000 people descended on the town to enjoy the day, which was jam-packed with a whole host of activities.
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And dozens of charities were celebrating after benefiting from one of the biggest dates in their fundraising calendar.
The festivities kicked off in style with a colourful parade to the gala site in Wellholme Park.
Brightly dressed floats, bands and various walking groups led the way as crowds lined the streets to cheer them on their way.
The procession cavalcade featured carnival queen Georgina Thornton and her attendant Crystal Wheelhouse-Brown, who also officially opened the gala.
This year’s procession started an hour earlier to ensure that families had more time to take in the carnival atmosphere at the park.
When they got there they were rewarded with a mix of attractions and 90 stalls, many of which were run by both local and national charities.
In the arena performers included Brighouse Star Twirlers, Eclipse Parade Band, Diamond Gymnastic Display and Cheer-vision Yorkshire.
A new attraction this year and proving popular with the crowds was a falconry display.
Other highlights included donkey rides, a fairground, Punch and Judy, a dog show, mini go carts and ducking stools.
Youngsters also enjoyed learning rugby skills and taking part in the Go Cycling learning to ride scheme, which was sponsored by Metro.
Ground chairman Peter Edwards said that the dry weather was a stark contrast to last year’s muddy conditions and may have helped boost visitor numbers.
Last year families were faced with thundery showers and some vehicles had to be towed to avoid getting stuck in the mud.
Mr Edwards said: “The weather was just the right temperature, the field was quite dry and there was no danger of getting stuck this year!
“Everybody was really pleased with the procession and the stalls were all heaving.
“There must have been at least 10,000 people and I don't think we could have packed in many more stalls or activities.
“It’s a big event for Brighouse, people plan their holidays around it.
“We offer something for everybody and families know that they are going to have a great day out.”
Charities represented on the day included Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Calderdale Down’s Syndrome Group, the Multiple Sclerosis Society and various children’s charities.
Mr Edwards said: “We want to encourage lots of different charities to come along and for a lot of them this is their biggest fundraising event of the year.
“Last year we gave away over £20,000 and hopefully this year we can do more because we’ve had better weather.”