Thousands of residents flock to popular Kimpton May Festival

PUBLISHED: 11:57 08 May 2018

Kimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession.


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Residents soaked up the sun and revelled in the return of the Kimpton May Festival over the weekend.

Kimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Visitors enjoyed an abundance of entertainment and events between Friday and Monday, including maypole dancing, art shows, a hog roast and Pimm’s bar, and craft demonstrations.

There was also plenty for the kids to get their teeth into such as tennis tournaments, five-a-side football and leisure trails.

The ever-popular Kimpton Dog Show returned and saw the crowning of ‘prettiest bitch’, ‘waggiest tail’, ‘cutest puppy’ and ‘dog judges would most like to take home’.

Kimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Onlookers also gleefully watched as the event’s procession – led by Bhangra group Eternal Tall – made its way through High Street towards Kimpton Recreation Ground on Saturday afternoon.

An open-air cinema, wine tasting, brains of Kimpton quiz and music night also contributed to a fun-filled weekend.

Kimpton Festival 2018 - Lyla Grehan , 5, enjoys the fairground ride.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - Lyla Grehan , 5, enjoys the fairground ride. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - Erica and Wendy O'Connor.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - Erica and Wendy O'Connor. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - Natalie Barton-Pye with Emu.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - Natalie Barton-Pye with Emu. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - Bounce Fit Body Team.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - Bounce Fit Body Team. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - Buster and Doug Bratley.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - Buster and Doug Bratley. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - Oscar Dunham, 7, Harry Crossley, 7, and Sophia Crossley, 5, enjoy the day out.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - Oscar Dunham, 7, Harry Crossley, 7, and Sophia Crossley, 5, enjoy the day out. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - Finley Finch, 2, enjoys the ride.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - Finley Finch, 2, enjoys the ride. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - Declan Boakes, 8, and Summer Boakes, 4, enjoy the fairground ride.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - Declan Boakes, 8, and Summer Boakes, 4, enjoy the fairground ride. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - Maddy and Jazz, 12, enjoy the ride.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - Maddy and Jazz, 12, enjoy the ride. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - Daisy Thurston, Lucy McCulloug h(Festival Queen) and Megan Warner.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - Daisy Thurston, Lucy McCulloug h(Festival Queen) and Megan Warner. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - Rachel Noble and Lucy - Bennett-Knell with Peanut.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - Rachel Noble and Lucy - Bennett-Knell with Peanut. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - Mia Bennett , 5, enjoys the fairground ride.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - Mia Bennett , 5, enjoys the fairground ride. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Kimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession.


Picture: Karyn HaddonKimpton Festival 2018 - The carnival procession. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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