IT SURE was a spaced out festival in Downham Market as organisers say it was one of the best they have staged.

The week-long event called Spaced Out in Downham  included live music, dance displays, a children’s disco, family friendly activities and a fun dog show, concluding this coming Sunday.

Bank Holiday Monday’s carnival day was a spectacular display bringing the whole town together.

Festival secretary, Denise Whiley, said: “It was one of our better festivals, not that we have had a bad one. The rain does come in, but this was a very good crowd and a great atmosphere.

“The floats on Monday were fantastic, we had nine in the end alongside vintage tractors and cars plus great walking groups, including the ladies from the Red Hat Society.”

A competition ran all week for children to find aliens in shop windows around the town.

Mrs Whiley said: “Like any festival we have to raise money all year round and this year we had another three people wanting to join the seven already on the committee, which is great.”

The festival ends on Sunday with a car boot sale at £5-a-pitch, from 9am at the Jubilee Centre in Howdale Road, and a pet and dog show from 11am.

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