THOUSANDS of people flocked to Naracoorte last weekend to sample the best the region has to offer.
The Taste the Limestone Coast Festival proved a great success with plenty of locals and visitors coming to enjoy the events.
Kicking off with the Taste Ambrose Golf Day on Friday, Saturday's main event in the town squares was filled with fun, food, friends, wine and great entertainment.
Crowd numbers were tallied at 1791, down 100 from last year, with 242 children.
Committee chair Derek Blackwell said the event, run by the Lions Club, was fantastic for the community.
"We were absolutely thrilled with the turnout and it was great to see people of all ages there. We couldn't have asked for a better day."
He said the weather was "perfect" in the mid-20s making it "absolutely ideal" conditions.
With over two-dozen food and local wine stalls, the festival was a great opportunity for visitors to experience the talent and diversity of the region's producers.
Entertainment included a return visit from Adelaide show band The Flaming Sambucas as well as Mahalia Fox Trio, Christy Wallace and Tenor's Elbow.
Mr Blackwell said a lot of people had commented about how "excellent" the performances were during the day.
"Everyone spoke very highly of the music and it was all very well supported."
The Taste the Limestone Coast Festival was all for a good cause - raising money to buy Naracoorte Health Service a new mobility access vehicle.
"It will be for community use and has needed to be replaced for some time now. We are very hopeful we will be able to give a total of at least $10,000 to go towards it."
Committee treasurer Mark King said last year about $12,000 was raised for the CAT scan project and he expected this year to produce a similar figure.
"It's too early to tell at this stage with invoices still coming in but I don't think we'll be that far out."
The annual raffle was sold four days before the event as well on the day and Mr King said that made a big difference to sales.
Over $3000 worth of tickets were sold with the winner taking home a Jetset Travel voucher.
Mr King thanked everyone who had supported the event including local business sponsors, friends of the festival and those who gave concessions when preparing the site.
"To put on an event like this it takes a lot of hard work from the Lions club and considerable donations from local businesses and people."
This was the Lions' third year with the festival rights and after the 2014 event it will be up for consideration by the Naracoorte Lucindale Business and Tourism Association.
Topping off the busy weekend, which also included an art exhibition opening and outdoor movie on Friday night, was the Limestone Coast Farmer's Market and the MiniJumbuk Naracoorte Cup race meeting on Sunday.
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