THE VILLAGE fete season got off to a sunny start in Rutland.
Lyddington held its annual event on the village green on Saturday, with a huge range of activities for visitors to enjoy.
The new High Sheriff of Rutland, Bart Hellyer, officially opened proceedings as the crowds arrived to enjoy the welcome sunshine.
Rutland MP Alan Duncan was among those who enjoyed performances from the Gretton Silver Band, cookery demonstrations from Brian Baker of the Marquess of Exeter pub, and a display of vintage cars and cycles.
The Old White Hart pub hosted the popular dog obedience demonstration and various games in their back field
Also on offer were the traditional treats of ice-creams, hot-dogs, cakes, face-painting, coconut-shying, and bargain-hunting at the array of stalls.
The usual bric-a-brac and books and toys were on sale on the village green, while a craft fair took place in St Andrew’s Church.
Organisers had hoped the fete would be bigger and better then ever, and were delighted with the turnout on the day.