Crowds descended en masse Sunday to savor a "Slice of Saugatuck," a festival celebrating the renaissance of the food and retail offerings in that section of town.

Under bright skies, the third edition of the festival featured 44 participating restaurants, caterers and retailers along Railroad Place, Franklin Street, Saugatuck Avenue and Riverside Avenue. They not only offered samples of all kinds of food and beverages, but also diversions such as tae kwon do demonstrations, a climbing wall, an obstacle course, hula hoops, magic tricks and bouncy rides.

History buffs could tour the Saugatuck Gallery, kids could climb behind the wheel of an antique fire truck at the Saugatuck Hose Co. and water buffs could paddle a kayak at Down Under.

For those wearied by it all there were even massages offered at Bridge Square. Those with a creative flair could learn flower and basket design at Railroad Place. Car fans could check out classic and antique autos along Riverside Avenue.

And musical performers included groups like Miss Suzy's Opus, Trag and School of Rock.

Slice of Saugatuck was created and organized by Matthew Mandell, director of the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce, with proceeds benefitting the Gillespie Center's food pantry.