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About the festival

Record breaking crowds of visitors can't be wrong

Lancaster Food and Drink Festival is now in its sixth year and over the last five years we've welcomed nearly 40,000 visitors through the doors over the May bank holiday weekend. This year was the biggest yet, staged over two days with entertainment running into the evening.

Once again, the whole event was FREE of charge with FREE and ample parking.

This year visitors were able to browse over 50 artisan stalls, sample different foodie delights, eat hot street food and buy meats, breads, cheeses and wines to take home over the two days.

This annual event is now a firm fixture in any food lovers calendar and this year welcomed some old favourites as well as new local producers, growers, artisans, bars and respected food retailers.

There were hot donouts and churros for those with a sweet tooth and a gin bar and a couple of really unique prosecco traders for those who fancied a bit of fizz!

Showcasing only the highest quality producers, Lancaster's Food and Drink Festival provides a great opportunity to spend the bank holiday browsing the stalls, tasting, sampling and chatting to the exhibitors about their passions: food and drink!  There were displays of meats and pies, baked goods such as biscuits and cakes as well as many chutneys and oils. For refreshment of the liquid variety, we saw a fantastic selection of locally brewed beers, ciders, fruit juices, natural cordials and locally ground coffees to quench your thirst.

Pizza, Paella and Pancakes!

There was plenty of hot food too with burgers, delicious pulled pork, pancakes, paellas, Indian, Greek, Mexican and Italian food available for those visitors who stayed all afternoon and need a well earned tea break!

We didn't forget about our younger visitors either. Children were treated to face painting, an indoor soft play area and bungee trampolines (additional charge).

So that's it for another year. We'll keep you informed of details of next years' event as and when they come to fruition, but for now, pop the date in your diary:

Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th and Monday 8th May 2018

With free admission, free parking, free samples and tasting, and high quality locally produced food and drink, this world class foodie heaven has plenty for any palette.

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