WET weather actually encouraged visitors to Glemsford Summer Fete on Saturday, organisers said.
Around 100 people came to the village hall for the annual event, which raised £873 for St Mary’s Church.
Rain delayed the Morris Men of Little Egypt’s opening performance by half an hour but the day was a success with handbell ringing by Glemsford Brownies and several stalls.
Organiser Carol Suttle said: “I think the weather may have been a bonus, as people came to the hall instead of going further afield.
“We had the bunting up and made it look very festive.”