Thousands flock to Leyland Festival

This weekend saw the biggest ever turnout for the annual Leyland Festival.

Thousands flocked to Worden Park to enjoy the American themed event which boasted everything from a surf simulator to a Man Vs Food competition and even a rodeo at Leyland Market.

Leyland Festival Crowds on Hough Lane

Leyland Festival Crowds on Hough Lane

The crowds were also treated to a demonstration by a fire eating fairy, a cake bake competition and a mini Leyland Live.

All the money raised from the event will be donated to charity with the Rosemere Cancer Foundation and British Commercial Vehicle Museum being just two of those to benefit.

Organiser Joanne Wood said: “It was certainly the biggest turnout we’ve ever had and people really entered in to the American theme and turned out in fancy dress.

“We had small children as Disney Characters and even a Statue of Liberty.

“It was great to see everyone having such a good time and we were lucky to have such good weather on the day.”

Joanne added: “I’d like to say a massive thank-you to every single person who took part in the festival and came along to enjoy what was on offer. They are the ones who made the festival such a success.

“I’d also like to thank our sponsors, Leyland Trucks, JPW Construction Lancs Ltd, New Progress Housing and Martin Ainscough Holdings Ltd.

“A lot of businesses also sponsored the individual competitions and our Royalty and we’d like to thank them for their support too.

“The festival will be back next year and we are planning on making it even bigger and better.”