Around 2,000 people enjoyed plenty of family fun at a UK-first event organised by Belvoir Fruit Farms to celebrate the company’s 30th birthday.
The Elderflower Festival was held at Belvoir Cricket Club at Knipton on Sunday with entertainment modelled on a traditional English fete.
One of the highlights was a cooking demonstration by Frances Quinn, 2013 winner of the popular TV show, The Great British Bake Off. Frances also helped judge an elderflower fairy children’s fancy dress competition.
Other attractions included Morris and maypole dancing, bird of prey demonstrations and live music from two jazz bands. There were also different stalls and fairground events such as welly wanging.
Pev Manners, managing director at Belvoir Fruit Farms, said: “It was a really lovely event. We organised it as an old-fashioned village fete and we’ve had lots of great feedback from people who came along.
“The elderflower fairy competition was very popular - we had one child who was just a babe in arms and another little boy dressed as an elf.”
The day raised around £2,000 for the Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust, a charity which aims to get young people living in the countryside active in sport and engaged in outdoor activities.