ARARAT - The nineteenth annual Jailhouse Rock Festival entertained enthusiastic crowds over the weekend.
Festival Director for 2013, Ian Wilson said although crowds were slightly down on last year due to the weather it was a positive atmosphere.
"We are very pleased with the outcome of the event," he said.
"Obviously when you have a bit of rain, along with cooler weather it has an impact."
In the biggest of the changes this year most of the activities including dance competitions, live musical performances and classic car displays took place in Barkly Street.
"The committee is pleased with the new events and formats but is also keen to improve anything by listening to feedback," Mr Wilson said.
"We'll be undertaking a thorough review, making sure we take in all the views."
Mr Wilson said it isn't just the people who travelled and attended the Festival that count.
"We really do appreciate the local business and community support in getting behind the event," he said.
"The festival committee, which is made up of volunteers, also did a marvellous job working for the benefit of the community."
Mr Wilson said there were a number of highlights over the weekend.
"Having multiple bands on each stage at each venue was really well received," he said.
Mr Wilson said the 'Glamour Central' event on the Saturday was also a huge success.
'Glamour Central' offered people the opportunity for 1950s and 60s hair and make up sessions.
"We really need to recognise the support of the Senior Citizens Club in making that event possible.
"The traditional Devonshire teas that were provided went down a treat."
The memorabilia and clothing that was showcased provided a real throw back to the traditional roots of the event.
Mr Wilson said the traditional ball was a sell out.
"The night was again aided by having multiple bands and it was standing room only," he said.
Mr Wilson said the Sunday night tribute show was also a first class performance.
"We could have had more people but everyone who went would have been impressed with Lonnie Lee," he said.
"It was a high standard performance viewed by a reasonably good crowd."
The tribute show featured popular songs from the record company Sun Rising.
Mr Wilson said the event received continued support from across the state.