ABOUT a thousand people turned up for the final day of the Vodafone Fiji Farmers Carnival in Lautoka yesterday to enjoy the free entertainment that was on offer at the community-oriented event.
Members of the public were treated to rides and treats from food stall owners who thrived in the crowd the festival drew.
The seven-day festival has been considered a success by organisers and businesses on its final day.
Families and relatives came out in numbers to enjoy the entertainment.
Timaleti Tovanua of Kermode Rd said she enjoyed the festivities.
"It has changed compared to previous years. There are more people coming out this year," said Ms Tovanua.
Her sister Jiu Valesasa agreed the festival has drawn more people.
"I think the organisers are doing a good job and it's all for a good cause which is something that should always remain on the back of our heads when we come out to these things," said the FNU student.
Along with their family and friends, the sisters joined other families at the float procession that carried the six contestants vying for the Miss Vodafone Fiji Farmers Carnival 2012 crown.
Festival organiser Udit Narayan said the festival had been a success. He said they hoped to continue raising awareness for local farmers and the need to assist them.
Mr Narayan earlier said all the proceeds raised from the festival would go towards the farming community and to assist underprivileged families.