A CULINARY cracker is preparing to serve up another mouth-watering gathering.

Lancaster Food and Drink Festival takes place on Sunday, April 30 and Monday, May 1, at Lancaster Leisure Park with more exhibitors, entertainment, live music and activities for children than ever before.

On the outside will be 51 high quality local growers, producers, foodies and retailers showcasing their tasty goodies in marquees and gazebos situated in the brewery garden.

Meanwhile, inside the brewery, there will be a whole host of live music, from many different artists including the brilliant Tom Biddle Band, Hiroshima Twinkie, Bill the Canadian and Alex Hulme.

The outdoor event runs from noon-6pm, while the music and entertainment kicks off at 2pm until midnight.

For the younger visitors a face painter will be on hand as well as rides by Taylors Fun Fair and a play area for them to enjoy.

All the leisure park’s attractions are open during the event, including Giggles Play and Adventure and GB Antiques Centre.

Now in its sixth year, the event showcases the very best produce from the area, with free tastings and samples, hot street food from all over the world, artisan beers, Prosecco and coffees and plenty of food to take home.

For further information visit www.lfdf.co.uk.