Rishton festival is all set to come to town on Saturday.
 
This year’s theme is characters from TV, film and books - and people will dress up in costumes to parade through the town.

They will set off at 10.30am from Rishton Railway Station, making their way to Norden High School and Sports College where enjoyment awaits.

There will be charity stalls and a dance troupe giving a performance, a tai chi demonstration, women’s exercise demonstrations, and a tug of war competition.

One of the organisers, Christine Hammerton said: “We have more stalls than we have had before and more activities on offer than we’ve had for a couple of years. 

“There will be everything we had last year plus more and we hope it will be as good as last year’s event as long as the weather is okay.”

In the past the event has proved hugely popular, attended by many local groups as well as several hundred residents from Rishton.

Last year’s event was based around the theme of Rishton - 100 Years Ago and was attended by more than 500 people.

 Those taking part dressed up in period costume as well as celebrating the town’s link with the canal.

Previous festivals have included such fun events as a tug of war, stocks and charities holding fancy-dress stalls.