Octopus Garden Festival has potential to grow legs
BALLOONS and streamers hung from every second lamp post along the banks of the Tweed River yesterday for the first ever Octopus Garden Festival.
A blue sky day greeted festival goers who were all enjoying the festivities, from fresh seafood to live music from local and out of town artists.
While kids enjoyed face painting and the littlies fishing competition for the biggest bream, parents and adults enjoyed a sausage sizzle and fresh juices.
Elaine Plummer from Juice for You was making fresh recipes for the public and thought the festival had plenty of potential.
"It has been great so far, good weather and everyone is enjoying themselves, what more can you ask for." Mrs Plummer said.
The busiest place at the festival just before lunchtime was the boat mariner itself, a good crowd walked around checking out the houseboats and fishing charters.
Michelle Day from Boyd's Bay Houseboats was giving free drives of one of the company's houseboats.
"We are offering free test drives, it gives people a feel for it, allot of people are not very confident behind the wheel," Mrs Day said.