NEARLY 1,000 people visited the Arnside and Silverdale Food Festival held in the Gaskell Hall at the weekend.

"We had a fantastic festival, the best yet," said organiser Martin Humphrey. "Stalls were packed out and even the weather was stunning.

"All our stall-holders either live or work within the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the atmosphere was unbelievably positive. The village (Silverdale) itself was buzzing."