MORE than 3,000 people went along to last weekend's Food Festival to sample some of Lancashire's culinary delights for themselves.
The festival is now in its 10th year and was sponsored by Baxenden-based pie makers Holland's.
Other northern treats on offer at Accrington Town Hall included Lancashire Tea and a selection of healthy snacks provided by the East Lancashire Primary Care Trust.
Healthy breakfasts, home-made cake loaves and smoothie cocktails were all on offer along with sessions of tai-chi and yoga.
Visitors travelled from far and wide to be at the festival including a coach-load from Birmingham.
Kerry Smith, events manager for Hyndburn Leisure Trust, said: "The weekend went really well. The cookery demonstration by Philippa James was particularly popular because local produce was used which people could buy on the day.
"The festival is still a very successful event, a lot of people travel from Preston, Bury and Prestwich, it's very well respected."
A competition to create a recipe for a Holland's pie was won by 13-year-old James Walton from Accrington who suggested a lamb and bomber pie, using Thwaites Bomber ale. The pie was made on the day as a one-off.
Visitors who are in need of a nice cuppa during the day were also given hints on the art of making the perfect brew on the Lancashire Tea stand.
The Haworth Art Gallery hosted a special exhibition about recipes and food and Oswaldtwistle Mills staff offered tours of Stockleys Sweets where visitors could watch sweets being made the old-fashioned way.