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garlicfestival2013_003Despite a mixture of weather over the weekend, the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival proved popular once again as thousands descended on the Newchurch show ground for the unique annual event.

The two-day festival is being hailed a success with estimated visitors of over 22,000, many of whom enjoyed the glorious sunshine and temperatures yesterday (Sunday) as the sun paid us a visit after a heavy downpour earlier in the day.

garlicfestival2013_001Hundreds of stalls and businesses from across the country (and more locally too) provided a variety of things to see and do, with mouth-watering local produce on site such as cheese, ice cream and of course, garlic.

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It’s not all about the food, however, as 90s pop star Chesney Hawkes performed on the festival’s music stage, alongside a number of Island bands, entertaining the crowds young and old with something for everyone.

garlicfestival2013_005In the arena, nationwide bike stunt team, Savage Skills, climbed, jumped and balanced to defy gravity as they performed dangerous and shocking tricks in front of the crowds, much to the entertainment of the youngsters.

The Island’s biggest annual funfair was once again present, alongside a beautiful variety of classic cars, lorries and tractors.

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