More than 1,000 military and civilians turned up to enjoy the first Party in the Park in Cutts Close, Oakham.
A celebration of the life of Gwyneth Gibbs will take place on Wednesday.
Pet lovers urged to get a rescue dog instead.
Asian 'soul' food promised in surrounds inspired by chef's travels.
More than 500 enjoyed a world of cuisine on show at the event.
Son Chris takes over from father Hugh in writing of 'War Amongst the Clouds'
Twentieth fair helps fund good causes in and around village.
Event part of charity's 25th anniversary celebrations.
New attractions help with fundraising for village church.
Fundraiser needs support in advance to pay for event.
Circus act proves popular attraction in first display.
First event of its kind to feature races for men and women.