VISITORS and organisations who attended the Ilminster Midsummer Experience last weekend, have praised the event, saying it was a 'fantastic' day for all.

The Ilminster Midsummer Experience  (IMEx) took place on Friday June 7 until Sunday June 9. The first IMEx took place in 2008 and the annual event has been held during the second weekend in June ever since.

The event was attended by Ilminster Lions Club, Ilminster Town Council, and other businesses and groups around the town.

The schedule included concerts, exhibitions, the Classic Vehicle Show, the Food & Crafts market, the Family Dog Show, and the famous Flag Festival decorates the town centre buildings with over 100 flags

The Flag Festival also took place throughout the IMEx festival, as did the History Trail, Scarecrow Competition and Photography Competition. 

Ilminster Town Council announced the winners of the Scarecrow Festival on Monday (June 11). They said: "Congratulations to this year's Scarecrow Competition winners. For those who didn't attend Imex on Sunday. Results are."

Public category;  1st: 50 Swanmead Drive, 2nd: 19 George Maher Court, 3rd: Church Cotage.

Community and Business category: 1st: Sweet Surprise, 2nd: Cuddles and Care Nursery.

All prizes and certificates are now available to collect from The Town Council Offices, Old Magistrates Court, East Street.

On Friday June 7, there was the Ilminster Art Centre Performance and the Ilminster Art Centre Exhibition.

On Saturday (June 8) there was The Food and Craft Market, Suitcase Market, Community Drive, Street Entertainment, Pop-up Art Exhibition, Cream Tea At The Minster, Nyanza Masonic Lodge and a Swap Shop

On Sunday (June 9) a Classic Vehicle Show, Lunch on the Rec, Family Fun Dog Show, Three Peaks Walk, Ilminster Tennis Club, Ilminster Bowling Club, Face Painting, Children’s Fun Fair, Food Court, Activities on the Rec, Brass Band Concert, performance from theIlminster Majorettes and a Strolling Garage Sale all took place.

It was also the 16th year of the Flag Festival which had 'more flags than ever around the town' with 112 flags this year with five new designs.