MORE than 400 youngsters from across South Devon enjoyed a day of activities at Fermoy's Garden Centre.
They enjoyed warrior face painting using vegetable dye with Embercombe Farm to A Full of Beans Demo with Shute Fruit.
Sushi making proved popular as was pedalling a bike to power a smoothie machine.
Sarah Dumont, of Fermoy's, said: "It's hard work and takes lots of organising but all of the children seem to have had a great time and were full of enthusiasm .
"Our aim is to encourage them to try new foods and not to be afraid to try things that they haven't had before."
The fun day marked the start of the Abbfest weekend.
Among the schools attending was St Christopher's School in Dartington.
Spokesman Karen Allen said: "The format works really well. All the stall holders were enthusiastic and patient with the children: they had obviously put thought and effort into their activity, not to mention time and money.
"It is a brilliant day for the children."