Accrington Food & Drink Festival

Formerly known as Lancashire Food Festival, this year the newly rebranded Accrington Food and Drink Festival will be a one-day event designed to showcase the area's best food and drink.

Supporting farmers and independent traders, the festival - now in its 18th year - will entice hungry crowds in with a host of culinary surprises, from freshly made pies and black puddings to healthy juices and colourful cakes.

OVER 50 STALLS to delight you and your tastebuds Continental markets and stalls celebrating all things Accrington and Lancashire PLUS special offers and events around the town

IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD with celeb chef Richard Fox Saturday 6th June Organisers of the Accrington Food and Drink Festival are delighted to announce that celebrity chef Richard Fox will be the guest star at the event on Saturday, June 6.

Mr Fox, dubbed ‘ The Beer Chef ’, will front this year's cookery stage on Accrington's Broadway, with more than 4,000 people expected to attend the festival, which is free to visit.

A host of culinary delights, proudly produced by local farmers and independent traders, will be available for visitors to sample during the special one-day event.

And Mr Fox, who wrote The Food and Beer Cook Book and starred in the ITV series Men Brewing Badly alongside actor Neil Morrissey, is set to be the star attraction as he demonstrates his cooking skills.

Mr Fox, who was originally from Harrogate, specialises in turning food that is left in cupboards and fridges into gastronomic masterpieces.

The Accrington Food and Drink Festival has a proud history of attracting TV cooking personalities, with James Martin and Gizzi Erskine among those to have previously attended.

D-DAY We have a great event planned to commemorate D-Day

• Tank opposite the Town Hall and WW2 Jeep on display in the Arndale at the Hyndburn Heritage Display • World War Two Re-enactment to rattle Accrington • Incredible Edibles Accrington and Sandy Lane Gardening Group with a children’s Dig for Victory attraction outside the Market Hall

FREE ENTRY TO EVENTS AND FOOD DEMOS - ON ACCRINGTON BROADWAY 9.00 am - The Mayor of Hyndburn officially declares the Accrington Food Festival open in the Market Hall 9.00 am - 4.00 pm - Children’s cake decorating competition in the Town Hall with ACCROSS throughout the da All day - Dig for Victory – children’s activity outside the Market Hall All day Watch out for our top magician wielding his wand! 9.00 am - 4.00 pm - Hyndburn Heritage Museum in the Arndale Centre unveils a WW2 Jeep 9.00 am - 4.00 pm - Celebrate Accrington and Lancashire with OVER 50 fantastic food, craft, drink and charity stalls outside the Market Hall 10.00 am - 4.00 pm - Continental markets on Broadway (also on Friday 5th) 10.00 am - First live show with our celebrity chef, Richard Fox 11.30 am - Second live show with Indian culinary experts from the Spice Room 1.00 pm - WW2 re-enactment starts in St James’ Church grounds 2.00 pm - Third live show with celebrity chef, Richard Fox and Jesse McClure 3.00 pm - Final live show with celebrity chef, Richard Fox 4.00 pm - Food Festival closes 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm - Bar open in the Town Hall

CAKELICIOUS Children’s cake decoration competition in the Market Hall How to enter and WIN • Get a cake in the Market Hall (small donation to Mayor’s Charity Fund) • ACCROSS students will help you to decorate it in an animal theme • Send a selfie of you and your cake on Facebook or Twitter (your parent or guardian will help - and will need to approve ) • The selfie with the most likes on Facebook or retweets on Twitter will WIN a fantastic prize donated by Sweet Treat Designs, Water Street

GET THERE FOR FREE! Book a Vintage Bus Ride at In a first for the Accrington Food & Drink Festival, we’re teaming up with the Darwen Transport Trust to lay on two historic buses to bring families from Hyndburn Districts. The buses are free but are only available on a very limited basis – due to the age of the buses thay are available for just two journeys on each route.

To book you must pre-register online at Buses are available at selected times from the following districts • Great Harwood • Rishton • Baxenden • Church • Clayton-Le-Moors • Huncoat • Oswaldtwistle • Rawtenstall • Haslingden

So why not catch one of our free buses to the festival allowing you to enjoy the day – sampling the finest local food and drinks of the region! FREE PARKING in Accrington Town Centre To find the locations of all the FREE parking in Accrington Town Centre visit our website