Elated Belper Food Festival organisers say it would be ‘extremely difficult’ to top this year’s event after thousands of people flocked to the town on Sunday.
The gastronomic extravaganza is thought to have been the most successful ever - with more than 100 traders selling their wares on the town’s streets for the first time.
Town council leader John Nelson, said: “I’ve never seen anything like it and I don’t think Belper has ever seen anything like it. It was absolutely incredible.
“I don’t think we can better it and make it any bigger - the town was so full.
“I have always wanted to stand on The Triangle and say to cars passing by that we are better than Matlock and this weekend we most definitely were.
“And it’s down to the whole community that this has gone off so well.”
Musicians performed on stages in the Memorial Gardens and Market Place. Meanwhile, a classic car rally was held in Campbell Street, an art exhibition was held in No 28 on the Market Place and the arts trail continued across the town.
The huge range of events helped to bring out huge crowds, with the River Gardens also supporting the goings on with the annual well dressings.
And the crowds ensured a massive lift for traders, with thousands of pounds pouring into the local economy.