In pictures: A taste of rural life at the Weston Dairy Festival

PUBLISHED: 12:00 11 August 2016

Sky Poole, aged five, and Poppy Willow-Poole, aged two, driving on the merry go round. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Sky Poole, aged five, and Poppy Willow-Poole, aged two, driving on the merry go round. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Jeremy Long \ JCL Photography

Weston-super-Mare's Beach Lawns became home to an array of livestock and produce at the weekend when an estimated 50,000 people flocked to the annual Weston Dairy Festival.

Nicole Young is chuffed to bits to take part in the alpaca parade with 18mth old Honey. Picture: Jeremy Long.Nicole Young is chuffed to bits to take part in the alpaca parade with 18mth old Honey. Picture: Jeremy Long.

The festival returned for the first time in more than 20 years last year and 2016’s event followed on from this successful comeback.

The event got underway on August 3 and saw more than 150 sheep sheared in the main arena, while animals including cows, pigs, ponies, poultry and alpacas were popular with visitors.

There were also more than 100 rural craft, wool and art stalls in the main marquee, while the Eat Weston food marquee gave guests the chance to try some tasty locally-made treats.

People also enjoyed a dance and a sing as more than 20 artists performed on the Moosic Baa stage across the five-day event.

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