REVELLERS followed the yellow brick road to White Ash playing fields for a wiz of a carnival.
The Oswaldtwistle Carnival started with a procession along Union Road to the fields, which resembled Munchkinland from hit film The Wizard of Oz.
The event, which was facing the axe in June because of community apathy, took months to plan but it was all worth it, according to two Oswaldtwistle councillors.
Council leader Peter Britcliffe said: "The organisers worked very hard to make it successful. It was the first time they dipped their toes into the water and there were lots of good ideas and it was well attended.
"It was certainly something to build on and it was clear that residents enjoyed the day. Congratulations to the organisers."
Councillor Brian Walmsley, Cabinet portfolio holder for culture and leisure, added: "It could probably have done with one or two more stalls and a fairground, which we could consider next time.
"Residents seem to have taken ownership of the event. Someone has offered to run a five-a-side football competition next year. Another offered to run a well-trained dog competition."
Last month a dark cloud hung over the carnival. At the time, organiser Martin Hanratty said an appeal for help had received a poor response. But youth worker Susan Cunningham there was no trace of apathy at Saturday's show.
She said: "It was all really good. Despite the DJ not turning up to run the DJ-ing workshops, we managed to get someone in at the last minute who was excellent. All in all, it was a very good day."