ASTWOOD Bank partied all weekend with a variety of activities taking place as part of this year's carnival.

Friday night saw residents dance along to the tunes of the Life of Riley band at this year’s barn dance.

On Saturday floats and a variety of vehicles made their way along the streets of Astwood Bank, bedecked in bunting, to the Astwood Bank Primary School where walking floats and marching bands joined the procession.

With a theme this year of ‘Music through the decades’, voting had been taking place earlier in the day.

Both the vehicle floats and walking groups had been judged by a variety of VIPs including MP Rachel Maclean and deputy mayor Gareth Prosser.

The vehicle float voted as best was the entry from Astwood Bank Girlguiding with a Beach Boys theme, and the best walking group entry was from Astwood Bank Primary School, with a theme of Music Icons.

In what was a very close decision the overall ‘Best in Show’ award was given to the Astwood Bank Girlguiding entry.

The procession returned to the carnival field where the carnival royalty were crowned and the entertainment started.

If all that wasn't enough Sunday saw a new event for the carnival weekend with the Why Not Inn putting on a carnival finale event with bands, children’s entertainer performing, free face painting and more.

Ashley Hewitt, chairman for the Astwood Bank Community Group, said: “Whether you are a business who supported us, a group who have designed and created your floats, the volunteers who helped serve drinks and food on the day, or just came out and supported the events over the weekend, we want to thank you all for contributing towards what is a truly an amazing community event."