The best food festivals in Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 January 2020 | UPDATED: 18:03 03 January 2020

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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

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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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