MORE than 12,000 people partied at a Kidderminster park over the Bank Holiday weekend as part of a family-fun festival.

Live music, street food, a fun fair and more saw thousands flock to Brinton Park for the Sausage and Cider Family Festival.

Visitors shared their praise for the free event on social media, hoping it will return next year.

On Facebook, Alexandra Gaspar-Young described it as a "fantastic event."

She said: "Was so nice to see a successful, busy event in the park."

Jeff Coopey said: "Thank you for this event. We absolutely loved it. the food was amazing. Music was awesome. well done to everyone involved. You better be back next year."

Beckie Ellen said: "Superb event, please come back."

Mayden Stansfield added: "The food selection was absolutely great Do it again next year please."

Several musical acts performed at the three-day event, including tributes to Freddie Mercury, Bon Jovi, Erasure, Robbie Williams and the Pet Shop Boys.

On behalf of Blue Strawberry Events, organiser Mark Cookson said: "The event went very well. We were very fortunate with the weather considering what it was forecast to do.

"People flocked out in their thousands and thousands. People loved the live music we had".

The events company thanked visitors in a post on Facebook. They said: "Well Kidderminster, it was an absolute blast.

"Thanks from the Blue Strawberry Events team for helping create a fantastic festival vibe, it’s much appreciated.

"Without the local community's attendance, we couldn’t put together these ‘Free Entry’ Foodie Festivals!

"Thanks to all our lovely traders including the fantastic street food traders who produce the delicious foods, plus the bars, kids entertainers, musicians and not forgetting the brilliant funfair".

The organisers hope to bring the event back to Kidderminster next year.