Deputy mayor Councillor Glenn Dennis (pictured) opened the event, which was supported by an array of local organisations.
Students at Reading College used donated produce to prepare and cook food to perfection, and some of the donations came from the Waterloo Meadows allotments in Katesgrove. Freshly pressed apple juice from Abundance Reading was the perfect accompaniment.
There was a workshop area with sessions on seed saving, herb propagation and bee keeping. Stalls and stands celebrated local community groups, particularly those associated with sustainability and food growing.
Performances from the bandstand provided a musical accompaniment, and the weather almost co-operated with occasional blue skies that were definitely better than last year.