The popular Festival in the Field returned to Abbots Leigh on Sunday. Families flocked to Old School Field, in Church Road, to take part in a range of activities and catch up with friends and neighbours. Live music was provided by Dr Jazz and his band who serenaded the crowds as they enjoyed the games and friendly competitions. A barbecue, bar and cake stall catered for hungry festival-goers throughout the day. Welly wanging and a boules tournament were some of the highlights of the event. Youngsters also split into girl and boy teams to battle it out in the hotly-contested tug-o-war competition. For the first time in the festivals history, the Great Village Bake Off competition was introduced. Prizes were awarded to the best victoria sponge baked by adults and best heatwave or unicorn-themed cupcakes made by children. Old School Field will next be used by the civic society when it holds a fireworks display on November 5 at 8pm.