AMBERGATE celebrated its 30th annual carnival at the weekend – and it proved a major hit in the village.
Locals displayed their wild side as they got into the spirit of this year’s theme – which was animals
Lions, chickens, cats, dogs, cows, leopards and tigers all took to the streets to enjoy the carnival atmosphere.
A host of exotic animals also joined in the fun as Oreo the racoon brought along some of his friends for people to meet.
Carnival-goers were given the chance to handle creatures such as snakes, lizards, meerkats and tarantulas.
There was also a birds of prey display by Willow Falconry.
And to top it off the weather stayed fine – apart from one shower.
Kate Pierce, vice-chairman of the Ambergate Carnival committee, said: “It was an event that was fun for all the village.
“It went very well and everyone seemed to enjoy it. There seemed to be a good turn-out.”
Among other attractions were archery, dance displays, live music, rides and stalls. There was also a display of photographs from the first-ever carnival.