SOME 3,000 people packed into the village of Stratton Audley, near Bicester, on Saturday to celebrate all things food, beer and music.

The bi-annual Food, Beer and Music Festival returned to the village to help bring families and residents together, whilst raising money for charity.

There were more than 30 food and drink stalls including a Pimms bar, Gin bar and smoothie bar to quench all thirsts plus 12 cask ales and ciders.

Filling the air with sweet smells of smokey hog roasts and burger there was also plenty of food for people to get the teeth stuck into.

Children were able to enjoy the bouncy castle, slide, face painting and activities, as well as a special treat of free rides on an old steam traction engine and trailer.

A treat for the ears was provided by Marsh Gibbon Silver Band which struck up for the first time for the festival, plus dance routines from Just Dance Company, two sixties bands and a set of country fiddlers.

Residents also gathered around a large celebratory cake for the occasion to mark the recent royal wedding and was made by Bicester baker Graham Nash and donated to the event.

There to cut the cake was Banbury MP Victoria Prentis, deputy lieutenants of Oxfordshire Miranda Markham and Bicester Town Council mayor Sean Gaul.

All money raised during the event will go towards supporting local causes.