Horsforth Food and Drink Festival set to attract bumper crowds

THOUSANDS of people are set to enjoy the second annual Horsforth Food and Drink Festival this weekend.

A stall at last year's Horsforth Food and Drink Festival

Last year’s inaugural event in Hall Park, Horsforth, attracted more than 9,500 people.

Organisers PJJ Events have added an extra day to this year’s festival and are hoping to see more than 10,000 visitors through the gates over the three days.

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The festival will start from 4pm tomorrow (Frid July 15) with a hot food court serving street food from all over the globe alongside a fun fair and bars open until 10pm.

Event organiser Julie Snowden said: “It should be a nice chilled and laid back atmosphere on Friday with live music on stage.

“We were more than thrilled with the support we had for the first event last year. We are keeping our fingers crossed for a warm and dry weekend this year.”

On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 local producers will be offering cakes, artisan breads, preserves and drinks.

There will be craft stalls, children’s cookery classes and a free children’s entertainment marquee and bouncy castles.

There will also be live music featuring locals bands and artists on all three days at the festival.

The festival will be open from 10am to 10pm on Saturday and from 10am to 6pm on Sunday.

For more information and for tickets, go to www.HorsforthFoodAndDrinkFestival.co.uk