The sun shone and organisers could breathe a sigh of relief as their collective efforts paid off.
The 2015 Denny and Dunipace Gala Day attracted several thousand people to Herbertshire Castle Park on Saturday for several hours of live music, funfair rides and general amusement - and it all passed off without a hitch.
The event began with the crowning of gala queen Rowan Fraser, an 11-year-old pupil at St Patrick’s Primary, by local environmental activist Christine Bell.
John McNally, recently elected as MP for Falkirk, and better known in Denny as the town’s longest-serving barber, gave a speech heralding the return of the event, which resumed last year after a gap of more than a decade.
The stage was then turned over to a variety of performers, including young singer-songwriter Jack Jackson.
A two-page spread of pictures from the gala will be published in Thursday’s edition of The Falkirk Herald.