Harleston was awash with keen shoppers for one of the town’s biggest annual trade events on Saturday, with organisers claiming it demonstrated growing support for local producers.
Locally-made foods were brought to the forefront at ‘A Taste of Harleston’, the yearly street market which serves one of the signature events of the Waveney Valley Food and Drink Festival around south Norfolk.
Family activities and street performers, such as the food-themed Too Many Cooks choir, kept visitors entertained as they sampled products from food vendors based in the area, many of which reported a boost to their usual levels of trade.
Nicky Stainton, one of the event organisers and a member of civic group Harleston’s Future, told the Diss Express: “It was very successful despite the weather. We had a really good turnout on the day.
“There were a lot of people in the town and a lot of the shopkeepers I spoke to said the town was buzzing and humming.
“That’s what it’s all about — putting Harleston on the map.”
The Food and Drink Festival concludes this weekend with events in Diss, including the Corn Hall Beer and Gin Festival at The Boilerhouse in Cobbs Yard, running today from 5pm to 11pm, and tomorrow between noon and 11pm.