FASCINATING: Fashion event organiser Maxine Jury announces Liz Burns as runner up of the best hat competition. D8053-314

COMPETITION for best fashion in the field was just as sizzling hot as the weather at Te Teko Racecourse on Monday.

The Summer Family Fun event drew thousands to the racecourse and while the horses were the centre of attraction, many punters vied just as hard for the best dressed awards.

There was also lots of family friendly entertainment, including live music, carnival rides, games and face-painting.

Eastern Bay Life photographer Troy Baker was there to catch the competition.