FOOD lovers are in for a tantalising treat next week when the 11th annual Lancashire Food Festival takes place at Accrington Town Hall.
The festival will be opened next Saturday by Simon King and David Myers, otherwise known as TV chefs the Hairy Bikers.
They will appear in the cookery theatre and wander around the stalls chatting to as many people as they can.
The event is organised by Leisure in Hyndburn with support from Made in Lancashire, Oswaldtwistle Mills and Hynd-burn Council.
Food to sample and buy will be in abundance, from famous local dishes such as Lancashire hotpot to more exotic foods from around the globe.
Punters will be able to pick up tips from professionals at demonstrations in the hugely popular cookery theatre.
Other entertainment includes street music, face-painting, balloon sculpting, stilt-walking and clog dancing.
The festival will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm, and other special guests include gourmet chef Philippa James, who runs a highly popular cookery school in Mawdsley, and Lancashire-born Michael Harrison who won Lancashire Life’s Newcomer of the Year Award in 1997.
Oswaldtwistle Mills’ North-ern Ingredient gourmet visitor experience will offer something special for the two-day festival and there will be a courtesy bus service to and from the Town Hall.
Admission is £1 each day, and under-16s get in free when accompanied by an adult.