Fun on the cards for all the family at Clitheroe Food Festival

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Latest news from Clitheroe

Clitheroe Castle Museum will be hosting a range of family-friendly activities, as part of this year’s Clitheroe Food Festival tomorrow (Saturday)

The food festival is an annual showcase of the finest Lancashire food and drink producers, and their produce. It is organised by Clitheroe Festival of Food Ltd in association with Ribble Valley Borough Council.

As well as food stalls, tastings and cooking demonstrations, there will be fringe music performances throughout the day and many activities to take part in.

At Clitheroe Castle Museum children can have a go at building a model dry stone wall, find out about the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and take part in a family-friendly wildlife spotter quiz.

Visitors will also be able to watch dance performances by arts charity DanceSyndrome. All of the performances will be led by dancers with learning disabilities.

Children, young people and adults can also see an owl display at the festival. Accrington-based falconers, Janette and Barry Studholme will bring along their amazing owls and talk to people about caring for sick and injured birds of prey.

County Coun. Marcus Johnstone, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for environment, planning and cultural services, said: "I'm pleased that we are able to add some activities for families to enjoy at the Clitheroe Food Festival.

"It is great to be able to contribute to the event. I hope that visitors enjoy the activities and the real buzz of the festival."

Last year’s event attracted nearly 20,000 people and saw more than 100 stalls offering hog roasts, award-winning ales, curries, and a pudding feast.

For more information and a full programme of events for this year's Food Festival visit

Admission to Clitheroe Castle Museum is £4.20 for adults and £3.10 for concessions. Young people aged 13 to 18, and accompanied children up to the age of 12, go free.

For more information please phone 01200 424568 or

Alternatively, please visit

Limited disabled parking is available at the museum. Parking is also available on car parks in the town centre.

A Park and Ride scheme will be operating on the day.