HUNDREDS of people turned out for one of Dorset’s most popular, and unusual, events.

The fourth annual Dorset Knob Throwing and Frome Valley Food Festival took place in Cattistock and provided a great deal of fun and foodie delights.

The festival offered a host of the area’s best food producers with a range of Dorset Knob-themed sports, activities and entertainments.

Knobs are popular dry biscuits that are made by Moores, the Morecombelake bakers, to go with cheese – specifically Blue Vinney.

They provide the central ingredient for for a series of ‘sports’ including Knob Throwing, Knob and spoon races, Knob walking, building a knob pyramid and Knob painting for the children.

More than 50 local food producers were displaying their wares including Dorset Coffee, Piddle Brewery, Woolsery Cheeses, John Gerrard Wines and Bridfish.

The festival has raised cash for vital village amenities over the years disabled access toilets and a new kitchen for the hall and new equipment for the playing field.

Mary Martin, from Dorchester, attended with her husband John and children Pheobe, eight, and Marcus, two.

She said: “It was a fabulous day and it is one of the best family events around.

“The weather stayed good and with the Royal Wedding on Friday it was a pretty special weekend all round.”