It’s all change at Lancaster Food and Drink Festival as the annual event extends to three days with new opening times.
The free fest for food lovers takes place this Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday at Lancaster Leisure Park, opening from 3pm to 9pm each day.
Visitors will descend on the park in their thousands to enjoy more than 70 mouthwatering stalls with artisan food, street food and top quality drinks.
There will be demonstrations, tastings, craft stalls and live music throughout the event.
Displays of meats including fish, game and beef will sit alongside baked goods such as bread, biscuits and cakes as well as many spices and oils. There will also be a selection of locally brewed beers, ciders, fruit juices, natural cordials and locally ground coffees.
Greenlands Farm Village are providing a children’s petting area as well as donkey rides and a face painter, and there will be music from The Brasswurst Band.
Allan Blackburn, owner and manager of Lancaster Leisure Park, said: “Last year we couldn’t believe how busy the weekend was. We had 12,000 visitors and at points it was almost too busy.
“We feel that by spreading the event out over three days, it gives people time to come and go and enjoy the show at their leisure. Parking will be easier and the event should be more enjoyable for visitors and traders alike”.
Exhibitors include Sweet Sensations, Booths, Porcus, Mio Pizza, Lancaster Brewery, Fat Jax Chutneys, Galloway Fudge Company, Filbert’s Bakery, Boston Shakers Cocktail Bar, Chocolate Magic, Shirley’s Pies, Coppice Cakes from Rossendale, Kelly’s Kitchen from Blackburn, Crepe Escape, Black Bull Paella, The Cheshire Cheese Company and The Cornish Bakery in Lancaster.