The latest annual Petertide Fair raised almost £10,000 for two good causes.
There were activities including face painting, Punch and Judy shows and a miniature train ride at the fundraiser in St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted High Street, on Saturday.
There was also ice cream for sale, a toy stall, bottle tombola, bric-a-brac stall, book stall, barbecue and beer tent – with specially-brewed Petertide Ale.
It also featured music from bands Stop and Search and Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players (BURP) and from Berkhamsted’s Thomas Coram Middle School and Victoria First School.
A silent auction held during the fete sold off experiences such as a ride in a flight simulator, taking in £1,300 for Home-Start Dacorum and Kenya’s Maji Mazuri.
That was on top of £8,300 raised for the two charities from the other activities at the fete.
Fete spokesman Pru Murray said: “It was a great day despite the occasional rather large downpour and people of Berkhamsted turned out in force to enjoy the entertainment.”