EAGER foodies had a blast at this years Taste Cumbria event in Ulverston.

Customers headed to the town for this year’s annual event hoping to savour the delights of the 50 different traders.

From gourmet street food, to artisan beers and homewares, there was plenty for everyone.

One of Barrow’s very own trader was at the event.

Martyn Whittaker owner of Wavy Grain based in the Old Wood Yard in Barrow was there selling a range of bespoke chopping boards, serving boards, gifts and homeware.

One of his stand out sellers was a selection of chopping boards that had the cracks filled with a vibrant turquoise resin.

Mr Whittaker has been running his business for six years and this is his fourth year at the event in Ulverston.

“It has been a good crowd this year and it is great that people are starting to know and remember us from previous years.”

One couple mentioned how they had looked at his stalls for years, showing a particular interest in his bespoke chopping boards, this year deciding to purchase one.

Another trader also recognised a record breaking year.

SA Sauces was particularly popular with the eager foodies.

They were selling a diverse array of pour over sauce concentrates with some gourmet flavours, including peppercorn and Tennessee whiskey, wild mushroom and port and blackcurrant - the perfect accompaniment to lift any dish.

Owner Russell Stubbs said: “We have been coming here for five years and this has been the best day.

“We have broken records and it is fabulous as we are so well established that people come back to see us.”

There was also a host of stalls selling food to eat on the spot, with flavours ranging from street food and international fare, to tasty Cumbrian meats.

Outside the landmark Coronation Hall there was also children’s entertainment, including arty sessions with a foodie theme, provided by the team from Ford Park. There was also a walkabout theatre taking place throughout the town.

A host of local brews were also on offer from one of the town’s favourite beer shops, Beerwolf based on Market Street, who also had a gazebo to shelter beer lovers.There was also live music in the street and tasting notes for avid beer fans.

Festival organiser Anna Chippendale, of CN Events, said how successful the event was and how much the people of Ulverston had once again embraced the festival.

“This is our sixth year and it has been brilliant with amazing support once again”, she said.

“It has also been fantastic to collaborate with the Makers Market here in Ulverston.

“We have had many of our regular traders and once again they have all done a fantastic job.”