ALL the fun of the fair was there at Darlington Community Carnival at the weekend.

The carnival, which was held in Stanhope Park and the Market Square, was celebrating its 20th anniversary.

It was officially launched at noon on Saturday by Mayor Doris Jones who started off the traditional parade of floats around the town centre.

Adults and children of all ages were treated to a host of activities including a Punch and Judy show, bouncy castle and a charity fair. There was an afternoon performance by The Faceless Company, a team of street performers, who put on an animated show for visitors.

On Saturday evening the Rhythm Bandits performed at the Arts Centre where a barbecue party was also held.

A green fair was held all day on Sunday in the Market Square. The fair featured local produce and campaign and wildlife groups.

A fairground kept children entertained as well as other activities such as balloon modelling and face painting.

Live entertainment was provided by MC Tom Hughes throughout the day.

Other acts included The Amicus Music Project, Captains of Industry and Last Chance Texaco.

Darlington Mind was chosen as the carnival's charity this year because it was the carnival's chosen charity 20 years ago, when the event was first launched.