Halifax Food and Drink Festival - thousands flock to scoff and sup

Halifax Food and Drink Festival. Ian Auton and Lilija Pupinyte tuck in to sausages.
Halifax Food and Drink Festival. Ian Auton and Lilija Pupinyte tuck in to sausages.

The eighth annual Halifax Food and Drink Festival was a huge success last weekend and had something to suit everyone’s tastes.

Thousands of people flocked to the town centre to have a great day out and try some local food.

The festival aims to bring together the very best of the regions home grown local produce along with a taste of Yorkshire and the rest of the world.

There were over 100 stalls and exhibitors that took over Corn Market and Russell Street on Saturday and Sunday with something to suit all tastebuds.

Thai Style, Andrew Jones Pies and Nibble Nose Cheese Company were just a few of the companies that were selling their wares over the weekend to hungry customers.

Plenty of chefs from the Calderdale area showcased their talents in the cookery theatre and showed that the region knows a lot about food.

Richard Walsh, chief lecturer at Calderdale College, along with some of the students at the college, did three demonstrations on the Saturday and Nigel Brown from Nigel Brown’s Cooking Academy started and finished the day on the Sunday.

Not only was there plenty of food and drink on offer there were also craft stalls selling everything from bunting to jewellery.

The weather was hit and miss with the occasional shower but that didn’t stop people from having a look at all the stalls and gathering around the theatre to listen to the chefs tips and get some recipe ideas.