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Leah and Archie Wells with their painted faces Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150914-114344001
Leah and Archie Wells with their painted faces Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150914-114344001

Thousands of people celebrated all that’s great about the county as Discover Rutland Day made a successful return.

The annual event took place on the shores of Rutland Water on Saturday.

Despite mixed weather in the morning, about 4,000 people turned up to enjoy and celebrate the county’s food, culture and sport.

Crowds were entertained throughout the day on stage by the Rutland Concert Band, Funk Soul Brother and the Tin Pigeons. Other attractions included hover craft, Gaol Events Airsoft range, a climbing wall, children’s fairground, face painters, Jukes of Rutland, steam engines, fire service, police service, Bugtopia the zoo and a bouncy castle.

The sports zone was again very popular, supporting local sports and activity clubs. There were plenty of demonstrations of activities from golf to rugby.

The food and drink market and food demonstration tent housed a full range of local providers selling the best food the area has to offer. The cooking demonstrations tent was continuously full, featuring demonstrations by Brian Baker and other chefs.

The day was organised by Anglian Water. Events and marketing manager Tony Entwistle said: “It’s great for Rutland Water to host this very special community event to promote the very best of Rutland. It was great to see so many visitors who came to enjoy the music, the food and the sport and experience the best of what this county has to offer.”

All photos by Alan Walters.



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