THE weather may not have been perfect, but crowds of people still flocked to Allendale May Fair.

The Market Place was once again the focal point for the fair, which offered something for the whole family between Friday to Sunday.

The fair began on Friday with a children’s disco and tea party.

Saturday was the main festival day, featuring many of the fair’s best-loved events, while Sunday saw plenty of bands, beer and the wheelbarrow race, which proved popular with entrants and onlookers alike.

The now staple elite strongman and strongwoman competitions were once again major crowd pullers. Entrants impressed crowds with an impressive display of strength and power.

Meanwhile live music was on offer all weekend, while Hexham Morris Dancers also entertained the crowds.

Food was on offer from local vendors such as Fire and Dough, Little Mexico and Flat Earth, while the fair also offered fun fair rides, candy floss, arts and crafts, various workshops, leatherwork demonstrations and a wide selection of stalls.

Various activities were also offered for children – from face painting and a climbing wall to a fun run organised by the Allen Valleys striders.

John Hill, from the May Fair Committee which organises the fair, said: “It was one of the best May fairs we’ve had. It was really successful

“It was particularly good because it was popular with a range of different people.

“We had some really good stalls and activities, loads of music and lots for kids.”