May Bank Holiday of food glorious food

A bread stall at the Lancaster Food and Drink Festival.
A bread stall at the Lancaster Food and Drink Festival.
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A foodie paradise returns to Lancaster in May and this time it’s free.

The Lancaster Food and Drink Festival will be back at Lancaster Leisure Park for the third year running on May 4 and 5.

There will be over 60 exhibitors in marquees, gazebos and huts. There will be free parking and admission is free of charge too.

This year’s event will welcome even more producers, growers, artisans, bars and respected food retailers, giving visitors more chance to sample a fantastic array of culinary delights, more hot street food and more opportunity to take home specialist produce.

Just a couple of locally renowned and well loved names already confirmed are Baxters Shrimps and Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Allan Blackburn, owner of Lancaster Leisure Park, said: “The last two events attracted over 20,000 visitors to the site and it’s always wonderful for us to see so many people enjoying this extravaganza of an event.”

There will be displays of meats including fish, game and beef, baked goods such as bread, biscuits and cakes as well as many spices and oils, a selection of locally brewed beers, ciders, fruit juices, natural cordials and locally ground coffees.

All the other attractions on the park will be open as normal, including GB Antiques Centre, as well as Giggles Play and Adventure and The Original Factory Shop.

Lancaster Brewery will provide refreshments and light meals throughout the weekend and of course Country Style Meats farm shop will be well stocked inside and out, as they provide their popular barbeque.

For younger visitors there will be a children’s area with a bouncy castle and face 

The festival runs from 10am to 4pm both days.