DOGS, stalls, activities and fancy dress were all part of the annual Silchester Fete and Dog Show.

The theme for this year’s event, which took place on Saturday, was pirates and princesses, with younger visitors encouraged to dress up and partner their canine companion.

In the main arena at the fete, there was a host of displays including a fancy dress parade, street dancers and a tug of war.

There was also entertainment provided by C&G Gymnastics as well as live music from Silchester School Choir and the Silchester Community Choir which combined their talents for the event.

There was a variety of food, craft and fundraising stalls at the event including books, cakes, plants, produce, toys, tombola, white elephant gift exchange and many more, along with a raffle and a Champagne draw.

Of course, no dog show would be complete without some pampered pooches.

There were prizes handed out for categories including the cutest puppy, waggiest tail, best trick and the overall best in show.

As well as four-legged visitors claiming gongs, two-legged families competed against each in village fete favourites such as welly-wanging, egg-throwing and a chance for people to flex their muscles during the tug-of-war.

All the money raised from the event will go towards funding the ongoing maintenance of St. Mary the Virgin Church in the village.