THERE was a huge appetite for the Taste of Corsham food festival.

The High Street and town centre were packed with people enjoying great local and regional food and drink from over 30 stalls.

And visitors could sample the best that Corsham’s shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants has to offer by taking part in the Taste Trail.

Wiltshire’s finest producers lined up in the High Street with everything from rum to roast potatoes, Lovett Pies to Pepperpot Paella.

Transition Community Corsham was on hand, launching its new food group Incredible Corsham, with talks, free plants and advice.

And local artists Anya Beaumont and Jo Taylor were ‘in residence’ at the Town Hall, where their exhibition, Flourish, inspired by Corsham’s architecture, is on until July 12.

Corsham town council chairman Cllr Steve Abbott said: “It was wonderful to see so many people.

"We think probably around 4,000 in total over the six hours of the event, despite the rain early on.

"The town was buzzing and we had excellent feedback from the stallholders and our local businesses, as well as from the residents and visitors who came along and certainly seemed to have a lovely time. There was definitely lots of eating and drinking going on. The council would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved. It really was a great day for Corsham.”

Organised by the town council and sponsored by Martingate, Taste of Corsham linked with The Pound’s Blue Sky Festival for the event last Saturday meaning there was an added dimension with live music, theatre and workshops.

The Pound organised the live music on the Taste Stage, as well as a silent disco and ukulele workshop, plus Folk in a Box – the opportunity to enjoy a one-to-one live performance – in a box.