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Fun in the sun as thousands enjoy Blacon Festival

11 July 2018
A family enjoying the Blacon festival.

There was plenty of fun in the sun as thousands of families turned out to enjoy an annual community celebration in Chester.

Organised by local social enterprise Avenue Services and now in its 23rd year, the Blacon Festival saw over 3,000 people make their way to Queen Elizabeth Fields to enjoy an exciting array of stalls, attractions and entertainment.

The event, which was officially opened by Chester MP Chris Matheson, is a chance for local people to come together and celebrate life in their community.

As well as browsing over 35 stalls from Chester companies, charities and voluntary groups, visitors enjoyed music and dance performances, balloon modelling, fairground rides and a colourful parade by local school pupils.

A girl getting a henna tattoo on her arm at the festival

There was also a prize for the best-dressed stall, which was won by the Blacon Butterflies Women’s Institute group.

Chris Matheson MP said: “It was a pleasure to open the Blacon Festival and spend time enjoying a wonderful occasion with the local community.

“The festival is always one of the highlights in the local calendar and brings so much enjoyment to the people of Blacon.”

Paul Knight, Head of Avenue Services, added: “The festival has once again been a huge success and it was fantastic to see so many smiling faces and such great community spirit on display.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended or helped organise the event and we’re already looking forward to starting the planning for next year.”

Avenue Services, which is a not-for-profit organisation, is a joint venture between Sanctuary Group and Cheshire West and Chester Council.