PARALYMPIAN Georgie Hermitage opened Binsted’s 108th fete in bright sunshine which matched the Rio Carnival theme of the event, creating a fun atmosphere at the recreation ground.

There were more than 700 visitors, up on last year, and as always a large variety of stalls, plenty to eat and drink, competitions, and games.

For children, there were sports, tractor rides, welly wanging, a bouncy castle, book stalls, and an impressive display of competition pictures by pupils from Binsted Primary School.

A flower show added a splash of colour and there was a fun dog show with Tracey Nash winning best in show with her dog Pip and Sam Blanchard winning best puppy with Lily.

In the photography section, Peggy Brierley snapped up top prize.

As in previous years, money raised at the fete goes to good causes such as Bentley Scouts, Care Group (transport to hospital appointments), Binsted Primary School, Binsted Church, and the village hall.

An organising committee spokesman said: “We would like to thank this year’s volunteers and also ask for more volunteers for our next fete.”