Bolton Food Festival

Date: 29/08/10   Duration: 6.15 Minutes

with James Martin

The northern love affair with gastronomic delights continued as foodies from around Lancashire descended on Bolton for the fifth annual food festival.

The festival attracted 75,000 visitors who sampled the regions finest food as well as attending demo’s from top celebrity chefs Paul Heathcote, James Martin and the ever popular Hairy Bikers.

As well as the special events, visitors could also trawl the streets looking for inspiration from the area's best suppliers, who flocked in from the surrounding countryside to sell their wares.

Leader of Bolton Council, Cliff Morris, said: “It’s the biggest festival we’ve ever had in Bolton and the number of visitors shows it has been a major success.

“All the celebrity chefs have gone down a storm and they’ve all said how much they’ve loved coming to Bolton.”

Saturday Kitchen star James Martin said “I love this place, and coming to Bolton almost feels like coming home.

“The festival has got bigger and better. I love the interaction with people at festivals and it’s vital that people show their support for events like this.”