ORGANISERS of a sell-out village festival have branded the event a huge success.

WrabFest, which this year made huge efforts to cut down on it’s plastic waste, saw stalls, food, children’s activities and a variety of bands playing on stage.

Running from 11am to 11pm, the annual event in Wrabness sold out days before the gates opened.

WrabFest trustee Alasdair Ricthie, said: “We’re chuffed and more than a little relieved to have curated another safe and successful WrabFest.

“We always try to push the envelope visually and ramp up the elements we know visitors enjoy.

“From what we’ve heard back people appreciated the new elements - lanterns hand made by our army of volunteers, high-octane projections and lighting, a swanky Prosecco bar, and more than ever for kids.

It’s a mammoth effort from the community and we thank each and every person that contributed.

“We think it’s what makes for a pretty special day out.” Organisers say the real crowd pleaser this year was a dazzling light show, including projection screens hand built by the WrabFest team.

Dr Grasshopper, Dr Tim Gardiner, led guided searches for insect life in the long grass of uncut meadow sections with finds including wasp spiders and grasshoppers.

A charity tea tent was run by Stour Ladies. Jane Cole, co-ordinator of the tea tent, said: “We had a fantastic day; we were busy from 11am and served our last cuppa at 10.45pm, raising money for Harwich Foodbank.

“WrabFest has previously supported the Foodbank and visitors were pleased to know funds from their tea, coffee and cake were supporting a good cause.”

The WrabFest team built, wired, plumbed and lit a kitchen for the tea tent from scratch and an army of cake makers from the community provided cakes and biscuits for every possible dietary requirement.