A TOWN went plumtastic for its biggest event of the year.

Pershore Plum Festival goers were grateful for the good weather this bank holiday weekend, allowing them to walk round the dozens of stalls at their leisure.

Stalls included the Walcot Fruit Trees, Sight Concern, Wildlife Trust and Amnesty Group, as well as a range of stalls selling deli goods.

Councillor Val Wood was helping in the 'Plum Village': "So far it's been really successful, but we have blessed with good weather this year, this time last year it was raining."

"We have got visitors from our twin town, Bad Neustadt here as well. We've had all the entertainment in the park, and we've had 700 plum plodders today for the 7k run, some came from as far as Coventry."

Cllr Wood was out at 6:30 this morning (Monday) putting up balloons and getting things ready, she said: "It takes a lot of organising. Next week we are planning next year's Plum Festival. We always welcome anyone who is interested in helping."

Visitors also enjoyed the classic car show. Dave Allen, chairman of the Bromsgrove and District MG owners club said: "So far so good. We have about 30 cars and it's our best ever turn out. It's our most popular club event, everyone loves coming to the Plum Festival".

"We have got about 55 members from over a reasonable sized area. There are a range of cars from the 1940s right up to the 1990s and the 2000s.This is really towards the end of our season now, this is the last main event which we all like to come to."

Mr Allen said many of the car owners only tax the cars during the summer months.

Bob Hall was at the event with his MGB GT 8. "The car was built originally in 1974 and registered in 1975. It's got a proper V8 engine which is a proper factory car and not a conversion. I have had it about seven years."