Ratty mingled with villagers at the daytime picnic and hid in the shadows. from Judge Wild Boar and the badgers. Crowds enjoyed their picnics in the meadow and watched a unique event as tightrope walker Christopher Bull, the Great Bulzini walked across the River Wye. The crowds listened to live music and the giant fish made another appearance.
In the evening over 500 people enjoyed the illuminated torch procession down to the river.
Flaming torches lit up the riverbank and illuminated boats that flowed down the River Wye. Ratty escaped Badger, Mink and Judge Wild Boar by hitching a ride further down the river to events at Brockweir, Tintern and Chepstow.
Esther and Henry Rudge, of Ballingham Court Farm, have been presented with the Wye Valley AONB Farming Award trophy for the third time, at the Monmoouthshire Show.
Entries are being invited for the 2018 Wye Valley AONB Farming Awards, celebrating landonwers who make an outstanding contribution to the landscape.