DOZENS of Horsham's youngest residents - and their parents - attended Festoon Festival at Horsham Town Hall on Friday night.
The second event of its kind in three months provided the crowd with face painting a jumping castle, food and live entertainment from Princess Sparkle and rock band Johnny Thunder and the Lightnings.
Venue marketing officer Charee Smith said the town hall staged the events in response to a community feedback survey.
"It was always the plan to hold two festivals this year, as part of the audience development strategy for the venue," she said.
"With Creative Victoria development funding for the venue, from our 500 people who were surveyed the highest thing people wanted was more outdoor and free events. So the funding we got to engage new audiences was to support this initiative."
Ms Smith said the town hall was yet to decide whether to stage another festival, with much of its efforts now focused on putting together the 60 years of Wimmera Rock concert event in February.
One of the parents attending, Louise Yates, said: "It's nice to get out of the house to a child-friendly and inclusive event."
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