The winners of the best stands at the Food and Drink Festival have been announced.

The festival took place over the weekend at the Villa Marina Gardens in Douglas.

Twenty-four companies were represented in the Manx Produce Marquee.

Minister for the Environment, Food and Agriculture Clare Barber and the department’s interim chief executive, Jennie Wheeler, toured the stands and talked to the companies on Saturday afternoon.

As they did so, they took notes and judged the winners.

There was plenty of food available outside the marquee from mobile catering outlets, while people were invited to sit in a special tent to see various demonstrations.

There will be more on the Food and Deink Festival in tomorrow’s Isle of Man Examiner.