Video: Thousands enjoy Clitheroe Food Festival

Wet and windy weather failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of people who attended this year’s successful Clitheroe Food Festival.

Crowds of food-lovers from far and wide descended into the market town on Saturday to enjoy mouth-watering foods on display by Lancashire’s finest producers.

Alex Massey and Paul Williams at the Clitheroe Food Festival.

Alex Massey and Paul Williams at the Clitheroe Food Festival.

Julie Whalley, festival co-ordinator, was thrilled with the amount of visitors who had travelled from outside the county in spite of the forecast.

She said: “Despite a slow start with the heavy showers, Clitheroe’s market and streets quickly picked up speed as thousands of visitors poured in from all over the North West for the food festival. They came to support Lancashire’s finest food and drink producers, and chefs and musicians who all added to the fantastic atmosphere we have enjoyed for the fourth time.

“It was another superb success. The sheer teamwork from all around led to both people from the private and public sector working together in harmony. We are proving to outsiders that this is now a real community-led event and that by sticking to an aim, it also focuses everyone’s minds on the objective, to highlight Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley as a place to live, work, shop and eat throughout the year.”

The one-day event saw a long list of Lancashire food and drink firms displaying a feast of scrumptious riches. Meanwhile, the park and ride scheme had over 800 cars with an overflow at Ultraframe, of Clitheroe.