MORE than 100 stallholders brought their best products to Stockbridge High Street last weekend (August 4).

This year’s Trout ‘n About, an annual family festival now in its 12th year, saw the streets lined with tradespeople offering baked goods, charcuterie, fresh seafood, fudges and much more.

The 8,000 visitors could also try Test Valley-brewed alcohol, and browse handmade jewellery, cloth bunting and flowers.

The Family and Wellbeing Zone at Stockbridge Football Club housed live music from The Pete Harris trio and Winchester’s street busker, Marvin B Naylor.

Sarah Madden, event organiser, said: “I have been really thrilled and humbled by the sense of real community spirit that Stockbridge and the villages have shown towards the event – the fields offered by local farmers for visitor parking, the stalwart Stockbridge Football Club for letting us use the grounds and putting up sign posts and bunting, Stockbridge residents and traders agreeing to clear the High Street of cars to accommodate the stallholders and offer electricity and their volunteer skills, our wonderful independent shops who opened on the day.

“Our local police and fire brigade and our churches were all very much part of a great and generous community beavering away to produce this unique event.”

All profits are now to be given to local good causes in the SO20 area (Stockbridge and surrounding area).