Tantalising smells wafted across Gloucester Quays as the Orchard Street Food and Craft Market returned for the new season.
Hundreds of people flocked to the quays to peruse a variety of stalls selling anything from handmade crafts to sizzling burgers, gourmet pies, farmhouse cheeses and pickles.
Stall holders’ spirits were boosted by sunny weather on Saturday, which encouraged people to turn out in their droves to sample the delights on offer.
The markets are also open throughout today.
Cheryl Haines, who sells handmade ceramic gifts at her Broadlands Pottery stall, said: “It has been nice and busy and there has been a really lively atmosphere.
“For me this market is a great opportunity to get my products out there.
“It’s the kind of place you don’t find things you would get in High Street shops so people can find those unique gifts they wouldn’t get anywhere else.”
As well as various crafts on show there were a number of food and drink stalls selling anything from delicious cakes to bottled ales.
Gill Wright, who works for Bristol-based pie company Pieminster, said: “We have sold really well. I think the sunny weather has helped but people seem very glad to have the markets back.
"Hopefully the weather will be kind to us again on Sunday."
The popular markets will return to the Gloucester Quays on the first weekend of the month throughout 2014.