The streets were crammed, the warning shot sounded and young and old alike waited in anticipation of the splendour and colour associated with Ringwood Carnival on 18 September.
They were not disappointed. It took over an hour for the floats to pass by and the music and merriment put everyone in the carnival spirit.
There were many outstanding floats and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist DJ Allan Turner-Ward got the crowds singing and shaking to his song ‘Shake the Knees’.
Following the spectacular afternoon parade, carnival lovers went to the Bickerley Green where the fun continued with a huge fair, stalls and some good food.
A second illuminated procession took place in the town in the evening and the whole event was rounded off with a firework finale´.
Money raised will go to local causes and Ringwood Fire Service.