RATHDOWNEY put on a spread for Eat Local with visitors dropping by to enjoy a sausage sizzle, a relaxing coffee or a chat under blue skies.
The country markets offered local food and handicrafts while Rathdowney Area Historical Association members were on hand to welcome guests and talk about the rich history associated with the town.
Pastor Hal Catchpole and parishioner Frank Windeatt were also present to promote the 110-year-old Barney View Community Church built, maintained and operated by the local congregation.
Cameron Beswick from the Office of Small Business was there to provide resources to business owners visiting the event.
Families, friends and out-of-towners took advantage of the sunny winter morning to enjoy an al fresco breakfast and browse the outdoor stalls at the markets.