THE eighth annual Newcastle Emlyn Food Festival proved a big hit with locals and visitors alike.

Around 4,000 people flocked to the King George V Playing Fields to sample all things foodie, buy local produce and watch local performers.

The chef demonstrations proved as popular as ever, with Mandy Walters from Cardigan Bay Fish and Jayne Holland from Veganishmum both taking to the stage to demonstrate their skills.

“It was an excellent day and everyone was delighted with the way it went,” said one of the organisers Nia ap Tegwyn.

“It was very busy and the town is always so supportive of the event and gets behind it every year, regardless of the weather, which this year while not too sunny, was warm.

“The stalls were very busy, with some producers sold out as early as 11.30am.”

Free parking was available in the town all day to help boost the event, while the town itself was also very busy, with visitors travelling from as far afield as Swansea and Aberystwyth.

Town traders got into the swing of things. The winner of the best-dressed window was Debbie Whitehead at Vintique, second was Bwtic and third was Tivy Hall.