Peckish and competitive residents alike flocked to Banbury town centre on Sunday for this year’s food fair and flower and produce show.
The morning weather was a bit of a concern to start with but soon enough the skies were blue and both the Market Place and the High Street were brimming with activity as residents sampled delights from mainly local traders and showed off their own skills.
Pudding Pie cookery school had also secured a visit from celebrity chef Brian Turner and last year’s Great British Bake Off finalist Kimberley Wilson, who did demonstrations throughout the day. Ms Wilson said: “I love doing demonstrations; it’s really nice to get out and meet people and I got a lovely response.”
The festivities also attracted 16-year-old Tim Raderschad from Banbury’s German twin town Hennef who was visiting through the Banbury and District Twinning Association.
He said: “It’s really nice because we don’t have anything like this in Germany. I was very surprised to see that they sell German sausages!”
Banbury Sound’s Kirsty Leahy and Hook Norton Brewery launched charity beer Thirsty Kirsty, with proceeds going to Dogs for the Disabled.