Photos: Burnley’s first food festival

Foodies from across Lancashire flocked to Burnley at the weekend for the town’s first food festival.

There was something to suit all tastes as visitors got the chance to buy an array of mouth-watering delights from across Europe and Asia. From German bratwurst to French crepes and pastries, organic soup, ostrich burgers and Mediterranean delicacies to cupcakes, wood-fired pizza, Indian favourites and traditional Thai dishes, there was plenty to get the tastebuds tingling.

Can't Cook, Won't Cook street entertainers at the Burnley Food Festival, a weekend of food stalls, cooking demonstrations and competitions in the town centre.

Can't Cook, Won't Cook street entertainers at the Burnley Food Festival, a weekend of food stalls, cooking demonstrations and competitions in the town centre.

With a selection of stalls, which also included those selling kitchen equipment, garden furniture and soaps, running the length of St James’s Street the festival attracted a host of visitors. Helped by the good weather, families turned out in force to sample their favourite dishes and try some new, slightly more exotic ones.

As part of the busy two-day event, which took place on Friday and Saturday, the bandstand was transformed into a cookery demonstration area with performances from BBC fusion chef Aazam Ahmad and other local chefs, while younger visitors were entertained by street artists and fairground rides.