HUNDREDS descended on Trowbridge Park this weekend as the annual Carnival Country Fayre took place.

The event has been put on annually for the last 40 years and this year saw more than 40 stalls line the park on Saturday.

A car boot sale kicked off the fayre at 7.30am as bargain hunters scoured the site to find some goods, and the fayre itself was declared open by town crier, Trevor Heeks, at 10am.

Mr Heeks seemed to mistake Trowbridge for Tatooine as he was escorted to the Bandstand for the opening by MK Garrison, dressed as characters from Star Wars.

Carnival chair, Maryrose Mantle, described the fayre as a 'great way for the community to come together'.

She said: "The fayre is always the last outdoor event in the park of the year, so it's brilliant to see so many people out enjoying it, despite the rain shower we had.

"It's always been a family-friendly, relaxed event and this year was no different.

"I'd like to thank the rest of the committee, especially Andy Baker, and also Trowbridge Lions for making the event such a success."

A variety of stalls took part in the fayre, including homemade bird boxes, a Lego stall, various charity collections, Freewheelers with their Blood Bike, and a dog show organised by Wessex Mead Rotary Club and Canine Partners.

There were opportunities to get creative as visitors could get henna done and their faces sprinkled with glitter as well.

The Bandstand was opened up for karaoke which was enjoyed by many, especially two young girls who belted out a lovely rendition of Let it Go from the popular Disney film Frozen.

The Carnival Committee is now gearing up for the main procession which will parade through Trowbridge on October 19, starting on Canal Road.