The ever-popular Big Slow Brunch.

From Smoothie Bikes to Sunday Brunch, the 2017 Aylsham Food Festival offered a smorgasbord of attractions for Norfolk foodies.

The Smoothie Bikes proved a great hit with youngsters who were able to use their pedal power to create delicious strawberry or pineapple drinks in just 30 seconds. Quite a few adults were tempted too.

Adam Payne with his children test a Smoothie Bike.

The two bikes, on loan from North Norfolk District Council, were just part of the festival’s Saturday morning activities in the Town Hall which also featured ‘Rock in a Pot’, aimed at younger visitors who were invited to select ingredients to make up a recipe for rock cakes.

Elsewhere there were cookery demonstrations plus commercial stalls – complementing the Farmers Market outside in the Market Place – alongside Love Food Hate Waste and the Master Composters, both from Norfolk County Council.

A young chef prepares his ‘Rock in a Pot’.

This year’s festival started on Friday 6 October with Aylsham’s weekly Country Market in the morning, offering an extensive range of delicacies taken from members’ sweet and savoury goodies.

The evening saw a new event: a discussion evening with two top Norfolk chefs, followed by a bangers ‘n’ mash supper, prepared, cooked and served by students from Aylsham High School.

Saturday evening was dedicated to a wine tasting in the town’s Heritage Centre and the whole weekend was rounded off on Sunday morning with the ever-popular Big Slow Brunch, where members of festival organisers Slow Food Aylsham, cooked up a Full English for more than 60 guests in the town hall.

Slow Food spokesman Roger Willis said: “We’ve managed to cover a lot of bases with this year’s festival, with events for youngsters and adults, plus being able to support local producers of Norfolk’s finest foods. Here’s to 2018!”