Enjoying treats at the Proper Food and Drink Festival in South Shields. Tasting the treats at the Proper Food and Drink Festival. A huge variety of food and drink to choose from. Thousands of people headed to the festival over the course of the bank holiday weekend. The Proper Food and Drink Festivals were started in 2012 by Mark and Shelley Deakin. Did you spend part of the weekend at the festival? The festival featured a producers' market, street food trucks and bars, as well as an area devoted to crafts. There was plenty of choice at the free and friendly event. Tucking in to a snack from one of the stalls. Picking a special treat to take home. Checking out what's on offer. Taking a seat to enjoy a treat. Cakes and sauces on some of the stalls at the Proper Food and Drink Festival. A feast for both man and dog. Some stallholders said the atmosphere in Bents Park was "buzzing". Taking a break from browsing and having something to eat. There were around 25 street food stalls in place at the festival. Stallholder Antonio Briggs. There was more than just food to choose from. Another food and drink festival, the Great North Feast, will take place in Bents Park this August. Enjoying the sunshine in South Shields. Some of the fudge on offer at the festival. Stallholder Chris Fawcett has been among the businesses offering desserts to food festival visitors. A furry friend enjoys a trip to the food festival. Enjoying the delicacies on offer. Serving up some delicious dishes for hungry punters. Performers providing entertainment for visitors to the food festival. You could sample dishes from around the world. Baked goods at one of the stalls.