SLIDESHOW: Alfriston Festival

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LITTLE animals were seen pawing about following a face painting session at Alfriston Festival.

The children’s entertainment, including meeting some ‘creepy crawlies’ was one of many features of the popular festival which ran from August 19 to 27.

Alfriston Festival

Alfriston Festival

A fun dog show with a dog training demonstration put a wag in the tails of some villagers - sponsored by Drusillas Park Zoo and www.cobbydog.com

Other festival highlights were guided tours of the new Rathfinny Vineyard including a winery talk.

Tough village folk went to battle in a popular Tug-of-War across the Cuckmere River by the White Bridge.

Some 60 classic cars were also on view for a collectors’ car show on The Tye.

A welly throwing contest, a car boot sale, an art show in the Old Chapel Centre were other highlights.

Alfriston folk also enjoyed a village fair with pony rides, and traditional games and stalls.

There has been a festival in Alfriston for the past 40 years.