A TOWN was awash with sound and colour as thousands of people turned out in a celebration of its most famous son.

For Ulverston’s calendar favourite Another Fine Fest, the town was transformed into an entertainment haven as performers delighted crowds on Saturday and Sunday.

Bands, comedians, poets and street artists were all in attendance for the sixth year of the event, which marks the birthday of town hero Stan Laurel.

A preceding week of rain of rain held off and visitors were drawn in spades to the town centre for the festival, now a key fixture in Ulverston’s bustling events calendar.

Thousands packed out indoor and outdoor venues and savoured the abundant entertainment and food.

The visual delights including stunning window paintings on the shop fronts, graffiti art and yarnbombing.

One of the standout performers of the weekend was Mancunian poet Tony Walsh, who graced the Market Cross stage for a set that included a reading of a special piece about Ulverston.

Comedians including Gary Delaney and Dave Johns played at the Roxy Cinema on Friday night, with other comics carrying the laughs through the weekend with special glimpses of their Edinburgh Festival material.

On the town’s cobbled streets all kinds of entertainers wowed crowds.

Street traders brought the wares to the masses and festival-goers visited pop-up shops, specially set up for the occasion.

Ulverston Councillor Dave Webster, who went along with his wife, the mayor of Ulverston Sharon Webster, said it was another successful year.

“Fine Fest is a really good festival and there has been so much so do this year.

“There are plenty of stalls and street entertainment. It’s good that there is so much for children as well.

“Festivals are a mainstay in Ulverston and we all want to support them.

“They bring in so many people to town and it’s obvious that has happened again here this year.”

The sixth Fine Fest was in jeopardy earlier this year when the Arts Council decided not provide the usual£10,000.

But organisers were celebrating after the Ulverston community rallied to make up for the lost funding through online donations and ensure the festival went ahead for another year.