Representatives from charities and other good causes gathered at the Sheringham community hall for the annual community grants presentations last night.
Guests were greeted with a glass of wine before the speeches commenced in the main hall.
Festival chairman Tony Shipp was introduced by both town criers, Tony Nelson from Sheringham and Jason Bell from Cromer.
Mini beach huts were highlighted as the theme for 2016 Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival art trail.
The huts were made by north Norfolk charity About With Friends, which works with children, young people and adults with learning difficulties.
The 60-100 huts are now available to be sponsored and decorated by businesses, artists, groups and individuals. they will be placed in locations in and between the two towns to form next year’s art trail, which will run from Easter until the end of August.
The 2016 festival will open with a variety show at Cromer’s Pier Pavilion Theatre on Friday May 20.
The event will continue on May 21-22, there will be stalls, activities and entertainment in Cromer and Sheringham.
Mr Shipp said he was delighted with the response this year and he added “The festival is designed to promote the food and traditions of the two towns”
Beach hut application forms for the art trial can be found on the Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster website