Thousands of visitors at the second Formby Festival
PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 September 2014
Thousands of visitors descended on Formby to attend the second Formby Festival, a celebration of food, drink and music. Despite the glum weather on the Saturday, it didn't stop those determined to have a good time watching the live bands, singers and firework display.
2014 Formby Festival
Professor Fungus the baloon expert with young fans, Gemma (6), Leah (4), Harry (8) and Cara Keep (4)
Members of the Unite Marshall Arts (Formby) were on hand to perform a demonstration. Here are Poppy MaKay (10) with (L-R); Adam Fitzsimons (12), Sean Cairns (10) and Finn Radcliffe (11) displaying their skills
Formby Festival picnic time
Chef James Holden of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts with youngsters; Rosie Johnson (8), Niamh Scott (9) Anna Johnson (10), Joe Forshaw (9), Max (11) and Ruby Edgerley (7) at the children's cookery session
Waitrose Girls, Anita Macy, Jenny McCall and Laura Sandham working on behalf of the sponsors providing food and essential materials for the Festival
Donkey rides as popular as ever
Formby Festival spectators warm to G-Force Gospel Choir from Formby High School
G-Force Gospel Choir from Formby High School
Alex Mills of'Alexas Ices' with customers, Chris and Pauline Killen
Rich Latham had customers queing for some of his UFO Fudge
Louise Harper, the Sauce Queen, stirring something spicey
Lucy Broughton from Blackpool with some of her Original Chocolate Dream Co. goodies
Three-years-old Aaron Edwards from Ainsdale tucking in to a slice of chocolate cake courtesy of Lucy Broughton's Original Chocolate Dream Co.
Ralph Pauwling and Naomi Wright with Dave Bentley from Mellor and some of his YELTNEB Characters made from chocolate and fresh fruit
Alice Gough with some of Shirley's Pies from Pilling
Hot, Hot, Hot.....The Patel boys, Safvan, Minhaz and Fuzail cooking up their special Chicken Tika
Vodka Mudshake is a blend of fresh milk and pure distilled Vodka at 4% AVB. In three different flavours and gluten free. Pictured here at the stall are Tom Samuels, Callum Douglas, David and Jonathan Owens with offers for Festival goers
Food to go
Across the weekend there were artisan foods from around the world and a farmers’ market, alongside bars offering craft beers and real ale. Children were kept entertained with a circus school, cookery classes and even chance to play with Everton Football Academy.
Maria Bennett, one of the organisers said: ‘We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in staging this event. It takes 12 months of planning and all involved are volunteers. The feedback has been tremendous from the public and we will strive to make the event even better for next year.
‘We thank all the display teams, singers and bands who carried on in the rain - that’s what it is all about, pulling together to make a difference for the community.’