The streets of Hatton were lined with cheering crowds as one of the most popular events in the South Derbyshire calendar got underway.
The Hatton Carnival beat the rain to welcome hundreds of people on to the Scropton Sports and Social Club grounds, in Scropton Road, Hatton, after enjoying the annual parade through the village.
Kirstie Pool, vice chairman of the carnival, said: “The parade started at noon around the village. We had the fire engine leading, then a carnival king and queen float, the Derbyshire Midshipmans Band, Hatton United float, Makeney Morris dancers, Brookfields nursery float, Derby County mascot Rammie, plus our other clowns and magicians joining in.
“The streets were lined with people waving them on, it was a lovely atmosphere, and the rain stopped just at noon.
“Everyone followed onto the carnival field. There was a fairground, tea/craft tent, Scout barbecue, donkey rides, mini quads, more than 40 stalls to browse, pets and lizards to hold, a parrot rescue with some gorgeous macaws to hold, free photobooth, land train around the field, gin trailer and attractions all day in the arena, plus a fun dog show which was very popular as well.
“We were really pleased with how it all went. The turnout was fantastic, and it was lovely to see it all come together after a year of planning. Many stallholders and attractions want to rebook for next year.”