The best food festivals in Lancashire

Clitheroe Food Festival

Clitheroe Food Festival - Credit: Archant

Our guide to some of the best food and drink events in the county throughout 2018

January 24th - February 9th Obsession 20 Northcote's Obsession established in 2001 will celebrate its 20th anniversary of this hugely successful gastronomic event over 17 nights. www.northcoteobsession.com

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February 28th-29th Liverpool Food & Drink Festival 2019 | 2.0 The rebirth of the popular Liverpool Food & Drink Festival sees the popular Autumn event move to Spring. Further details TBC www.facebook.com/events/2193972767326369/

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TBC Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival The Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival takes places in March and is the perfect place for chocolate lovers. Now in existence for over 10 years, the highlight is the chocolate themed street market featuring artisan chocolatiers and bakers. www.facebook.com/chocfestival

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Date TBC Lancaster Food and Drink Festival For all the food lovers out there, prepare your taste buds for a three day feast. Expect top quality food and drink producers both local cuisine and multi-cultural. A full foodies paradise. lfdf.co.uk

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May 31st - June 2nd Southport Food & Drink Festival Set in the beautiful Victoria Park, there will be entertainment from local bands throughout the day so once you have chosen what to eat you can sit on the grass and chill out. www.visitsouthport.com/whats-on/food-and-drink-festival

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TBC Accrington Food and Drink Festival Last year's event attracted over 14,000 visitors. Many of the same ingredients will be there this year including the area's finest food producers and retailers, live cookery demonstrations and a fabulous continental food market on Broadway. www.amazingaccrington.co.uk/category/accrington-food-festival/

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July 17th - 19th Formby Festival This 3 day event is now in its 6th year and is firmly on the calendar. There is food and drink from around the world not to mention all the live entertainment on the music stage, displays, chef demos, kids cooking, craft/artizan foods, kids entertainment, various attractions for children. The musical firework display on the Saturday night is not to be missed and Sunday is fast becoming the carnival day with the Brazilian marching band and dancers. www.formbyfestival.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

August 8th Clitheroe Food Festival The annual food festival showcases the talent and dedication of local food and drink producers.  Visitors can expect top-quality Lancashire produce, culinary activities and a huge array of artisanal goods.  https://www.facebook.com/FoodandDrinkFestival

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August TBC The Great British Food Festival The Great British Food Festival returns to Stonyhurst College in 2018.  Along with over 80 local and artisan producers, there is lots to see and do including chef demos, live music, kid's cookery and the popular cake off and Man V Food competitions. greatbritishfoodfestival.com/stonyhurst

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August TBC Bolton Food and Drink Festival Dubbed as one of the region's favourite food and drink festivals, you can expect more than 100 food and drink stalls, speciality markets, live music and family activities as well as the very popular live cookery theatre. www.boltonfoodanddrinkfestival.com

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September TBC Manchester Food and Drink Festival This acclaimed food festival takes over the city of Manchester to showcase all the top culinary offerings that are on offer. Over the years, top celebrity chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver have been involved.  Manchester City Centre, foodanddrinkfestival.com 

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