The streets became a sight to behold as the sci-fi-themed entries flaunted their carefully-crafted costumes and floats. This years carnival queen was 16-year-old Ajalea Willey, who was crowned in front of the crowds on the Bideford Reds balcony by mayor Doug Bushby. There was a vast array of entries this year, from spooky pirates to alien lifeforms, and even a band of Smurfs. The carnival procession was followed by the Bideford Massed Pipes and Drums, with a special centenary celebration. During this, a moving speech was made in tribute to the late Johnny Kingdom, who was the chieftain of the massed pipes and drums in 2016. This year, John Rous, of Clovelly, became the chieftain of the massed band, and received the traditional quaich during the ceremony. Scroll down for more photos from Bideford photographer Graham Hobbs.