It's been fine, we're having a bit of fun and people are having a bit of a crack and a taste and we're getting across something really interesting.Stephen Wilkins
Festivale has once again played host to a plethora of food and beverage businesses making their first appearances at the event.
This included viking-themed Wanderer Mead, from Dilston.
Owner Stephen Wilkins said it was absolutely great to be sharing his mead with revellers at Festivale.
"It's been fine, we're having a bit of fun and people are having a bit of a crack and a taste and we're getting across something really interesting," he said.
"I'm a one-man-band and I'm gradually getting out there and known ... we've had two enquiries for kegs tonight which is good.
"It's [mead] the oldest of all beverages - it predates beer and wine ... when you're drinking this you're drinking history."
Wander Mead has been in business for three years, and models its many meads off various viking archetypes.
"It's collectively the 'lost vikings of Tasman land' ... they all have their own stories," he said.
"There's one I do called druid which is cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, maize ... it's a real spice explosion.
"They're all inspired by particular time periods like the rose petal one, even though I call it viking sweet, it's actually based on a roman rose wine recipe idea."