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About the festival

Record breaking crowds of visitors can't be wrong

Lancaster Food and Drink Festival (in association with Budweiser Budvar) is now in its seventh year and over the last six years the organisers at Lancaster Leisure Park have welcomed over 45,000 visitors through the gates over the May bank holiday weekend.

Last year the event was staged over two days but this year it’s going to be even bigger and better as the festival will now run over all three days of the bank holiday weekend.

The whole event is FREE of charge and there’s FREE parking too.

Between 12 noon and 6pm, visitors to the Lancaster Food and Drink Festival can browse over 50 artisan stalls, sample different foodie delights, eat hot street food and buy meats, breads, cheeses and wines to take home.

Savoury and Sweet

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. For refreshment of the liquid variety, there’s a fantastic selection of locally brewed beers, ciders, fruit juices, natural cordials and locally ground coffees to quench your thirst.

Looking for treats? We’ll have hot donuts and churros for those with a sweet tooth and a gin bar and a couple of really unique prosecco traders for those who fancy a bit of fizz!

Pizza, Paella and Pancakes

Look out for plenty of hot street food too with burgers, delicious pulled pork, pancakes, paella, oven fired pizzas and Indian food available for those visitors who stay all afternoon and need a well earned tea break!

We haven’t forgotten about our younger visitors either. Children will be treated to balloons, face painting and an indoor soft play area.

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

Meats: Lamb, pork, beef, sausage, game, duck, chicken, pies

Spices and Oils: Chilies, oils, spices, herbs

Bakery: Homemade breads, cakes, biscuits, scones

Drinks: Locally brewed beer, wines, ciders, coffees, prosecco, fruit juices and natural cordials

The Lancaster’s Food and Drink Festival showcases only the highest quality producers, providing a great opportunity to spend the bank holiday enjoying live music, browsing the stalls, tasting, sampling and chatting to the exhibitors about their passions: food and drink! 

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