Gainsborough’s annual big day down by the Riverside - SLIDESHOW

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Crowds flocked to Gainsborough on Saturday to enjoy the 10th annual Riverside Festival.

The festivities got underway at noon when Town Crier Terry Stubbins and Mayor of Gainsborough Coun Harry Clarke opened the festival at All Saints’ Church.

Riverside Festival 2011. The Carnival King and Queen Harry Cooke, 11 and Charlotte Burgess, 11 with Town Crier Terry Stubbins.

Riverside Festival 2011. The Carnival King and Queen Harry Cooke, 11 and Charlotte Burgess, 11 with Town Crier Terry Stubbins.

From there the parade, led by Festival King and Queen Harry Cooke and Charlotte Burgess, made its way through the town.

People lined the streets as the colourful floats processed along the Riverside Walkway down to Sanders Yard, all set to music courtesy of the First Balderton Scout and Guide Band.

SLIDESHOW - Click the play button to view all the pictures taken by staff photographer Mark Fear.

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