RAIN failed to dampen the festival spirit as hundreds converged on Church St and Billabong Park for Chill Out.
Gloucester’s annual winter festival has long been a crowd favourite and residents and visitors braved the damp and cool conditions to take part.
Children were kept entertained by numerous rides and activities - including artificial snow - in Billabong Park while more than 66 stores kept their parents busy on the main street.
This year’s festival included chainsaw racing, a donut eating competition, dog show, car display and a science challenge.
The historic Tin Hare train ride also proved popular with passengers enjoying the sites along the North Coast Railway Line between Gloucester and Bundook.