WORCESTER, Mass. - Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Worcester Thursday for the city's second 'Out to Lunch' festival this summer.

It had local chefs, farmers and crafters, along with live music. In its twelfth year, 'Out to Lunch' has grown to a multi week celebration.

Most people said they come for the food and end up staying for the live music. Local vendors also set up tents to sell goods and offer services.

“You get down to Worcester Common, you get out and enjoy yourself instead of sitting in your apartments doing nothing,” said Shrewsbury resident Ruth Boulanger.

“You don’t get much better than today weather-wise and you know, the great people” said Mike Kennedy of the Center for Living & Working, Inc. “And especially if you work in downtown Worcester, come on over for lunch and hear some music and meet some people.”

The final ‘Out to Lunch’ event of the summer is next Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.