Lancaster Food and Drink festival returns to city

One of the stall holders at last year's Lancaster Food and Drink Festival
One of the stall holders at last year's Lancaster Food and Drink Festival

The Lancaster Food and Drink Festival is back.

Taking place at Lancaster Leisure Park over the May Day bank holiday weekend, this three day event showcases the finest artisan producers in the North West.

On Saturday April 30, Sunday May 1 and Monday May 2, Lancaster Brewery’s garden will be transformed into a food paradise with 50 high quality local growers and respected food retailers showcasing their tasty treats in marquees and gazebos.

This year the festival is sponsored by Miller Homes and organised by the events team at Lancaster Brewery.

Among all the regular favourites of hot street food, samples, bars and live music, they have added children’s activities including face painting and an indoor soft play area. All the regular attractions on the park will be open as usual and is open from noon to 6pm.

Chris Duffy, manager at Lancaster Brewery, said: “We listened to the feedback from our visitors and exhibitors last year, so we are opening earlier this time. Opening in the afternoon gives our fans chance to eat their lunch or tea with us.”

Now in its fifth year the event showcases only the highest quality producers. There will be displays of meats including fish and game, baked goods such as bread, biscuits and cakes as well as many cheeses, spices and oils. There will be a selection of locally brewed beers, ciders, fruit juices, natural cordials and locally ground coffees. With free admission, free parking, free samples and tasting, this food heaven has plenty for any palette.