Every Thursday evening in our village, we hold a 'Marché de Producteurs'; let's call it a mass picnic. What happens is this; local producers bring their wares to a field by the church, we buy whatever takes our fancy, and we all sit down to eat. Simple.
Last night we started with snails (delicious), then we ate freshly grilled duck breasts (wonderful), pork chops (very good), and salad. I seem to remember other delights being passed around, but they were mostly for the children. I'm not too good at estimating numbers, but last night we were probably around 250/300. The sun shone, we sat in the shade, and everyone had a great time.