Annual blackberry carnival is celebrated in Axbridge

Axbridge Brownies Over the Rainbow entry at the towns blackberry carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERT

Axbridge Brownies Over the Rainbow entry at the towns blackberry carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Rain did not dampen the spirits of the people who attended Axbridge’s Blackberry Carnival in its town square last weekend.

Axbridge Brownies Over the Rainbow, at the towns Blackberry Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Axbridge Brownies Over the Rainbow, at the towns Blackberry Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Hundreds lined up to watch the procession parade through the town on Saturday afternoon and there was plenty on offer to take part in during the day.

Visitors were invited to watch dozens of cart entries and walkers from the town and beyond on its route, including the Willy Wonka, cheerleading and Egyptian-themed groups who took part.

From last Thursday people could also take part in fairground rides in the square, including a jungle fun house, the ‘Orbiter’ ride, teacups and a hook-a-duck stall.

Cheddar’s firefighters also took part in the celebrations and awards and trophies were gifted to the winning entries.

The Showman at Axbridge Blackberry Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The Showman at Axbridge Blackberry Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Willy Wonka entry at Axbridge Blackberry Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Willy Wonka entry at Axbridge Blackberry Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Jets Cheerleaders at Axbridge Blackberry Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Jets Cheerleaders at Axbridge Blackberry Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Axbridge Guides Bugsey Malone entry at the carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Axbridge Guides Bugsey Malone entry at the carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Cheddar Guides at Blackberry Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Cheddar Guides at Blackberry Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Fun is had at Axbridge Blackberry Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Fun is had at Axbridge Blackberry Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

A Collection of Carmen Mirandas entry at Axbridge Blackberry Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

A Collection of Carmen Mirandas entry at Axbridge Blackberry Carnival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant