Activities in local villages and towns took on a foodie flavour this week as the Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival got under way.
Visitors to a variety of events, from food fairs, farmers’ markets and open farm days, were able to taste the best of local produce.
In Eye on Saturday, more than 30 homemade pies were entered into the Eyelids Pie Festival competition in Eye Town Hall as part of Taste of Eye. The winners were Nancy Ford (adult single pie), Sue Hooton (three small pies) and Ben Hammond (children’s section). The festival also included demonstrations and free tasters.
In Diss on Saturday, competition was fierce in the Battle of the Bangers in Diss Market Place, with sausage tasting and a sizzling sausage trail, as well as live music, children’s drawing and best dressed window competitions, while in Harleston on Wednesday an international selection was the flavour of the day.
The street food fair, held in the car parks of the Swan and Cardinal’s Hat pubs and in the market place, gave visitors the chance to try Afro-Caribbean, Cajun, European and Eastern dishes, and there was a Banger Bonanza at butcher’s shop D.A. Browne in The Thoroughfare.