DELIGHTED organisers of Wistaston Village Fete were celebrating after the event pulling in the crowds despite the lure of World Cup football on Saturday.
Spokesman Geoff Armitage said: 'It was a positively wonderful day and we had over 1,000 visitors.
'The event was highly successful and people were spending money like there was no tomorrow.'
The sun-drenched fete had its own World Cup flavour including a fancy dress parade of youngsters dressed to rival the real competition's opening ceremony.
The event was opened by Wistonian of the Year Leslie Fother-gill.
In the arena onlookers were treated to Arabic dancers and the Liverpool Fusiliers who put on an impressive show, as well as eye-catching Irish dancers. brought in as a last minute replacement for the St Michael's Disco Dancers.
The annual procession from the Memorial Hall to the Rectory Gardens was led by parish council chairman John Moore.
The highlight of the event was the crowning of the new Rose Queen Charlotte Webb by the Rev Bill White, Rector of St Mary's Church. She succeeds Vicky Parker who managed to raise more than £1,000 during her year's reign.
At the fete South Cheshire Friends of the Earth joined forces with Cheshire Energy Efficiency Advise Centre for the 'BIG ASK' to show people how they could save money and the planet.
The 'BIG ASK' campaign is calling for a climate change law that will commit the government to cutting emissions of carbon dioxide by 3% year on year.