This year's Bridgwater Carnival helped raise more than 24 thousands pounds for charity.
After moving from a Friday to a Saturday for the first time, the weather held up for the night. And England's oldest lit procession had a few surprises in store...
Organisers have announced that the street collection held during this year's Bridgwater Carnival raised £24,565, an increase of nearly £3,500 on 2011.
The money will be shared between ten local charities.
The much anticipated Bridgwater Carnival procession begins shortly as part of a three year experiment which sees it move to Saturday night.
It's hoped the change in day will encourage even more people to attend the high profile event, seen by many as the highlight of the carnival circuit.
Laura Makin-Isherwood reports:
A fireworks display will take place in Bridgwater later ahead of the annual Guy Fawkes Carnival. The event is organised by Bridgwater Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council.
The Carnival will take place on a Saturday for the first time in years to make it more accessible to families. And there'll also be a fairground at St Matthews Field.
A fireworks display will be held in Bridgwater tonight [Friday] to prepare the town for the annual Guy Fawkes Carnival.
The Carnival will take place tomorrow for the first time in years to make it more accessible to families
There'll also be a fairground at St Matthews Field.
The event is organised by Bridgwater Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council.