IF there was a village festival that catered for a variety of musical tastes and more besides, it was Shofest, held at Shobrooke.

The one-day celebration of the local music with traditional games was attended by more than 150 people.

The music was a wonderful mix of country, folk, bluegrass, reggae and rock and roll, supplied by the regular players from the Open Mic sessions and two local bands, "The Woodmen" and "Wee Free Men".

The players really got into the Shofest spirit and gave their all, with a great sound system ably run by Jack Robson.

The day also saw a fiercely contested Welly-Wanging competition, with John Downes emerging as the overall winner.

The coconut shy proved particularly popular, and children could have their faces painted inside the village Tipi.

The Red Lion Inn put on a delicious hog roast barbecue with fine ales.

Thanks went to The Red Lion, to all players who entertained, for the straw bales for extra seating provided by local farmers, coconuts donated by Morrisons of Crediton, and to everyone who went along and joined in the fun.

The day raised more than £200 for the village hall funds and a local good cause.

The Shobrooke Red Lion Inn Open Mic and sing-a-long night runs every second Wednesday of the month from 7.30pm to 10.30pm and is open to everyone.