A STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands market town will be the venue for a large scale food and drink festival next month.
Leek's first Food and Drink Festival is being held over the weekend of March 15 and 16.
Held on the weekend of Leek's monthly fine food market and featuring more than 70 food stalls with a strong emphasis on local food and drink producers, the festival will be held across the town centre including the historic market place and streets.
Also with a beer festival in Titanic's Roebuck pub marquee, a sausage trail, street food vendors, foodie trails, restaurant specials, cookery demonstrations and foodie talks, this is going to be a packed weekend for foodie lovers.
It has been organised by the award winning Totally Locally Sunday Supplement team
Co-organiser Marc Briand from Totally Locally Leek said "With Leek's recent successes, winning the Action for Market Towns award for the Sunday Supplement and being joint runner up in the Telegraph's high street of the year campaign, it is a fantastic opportunity to finally realise the potential that Leek has to put on larger, annual events in addition to the existing markets.
"Thanks to generous sponsorship from Taste of Staffordshire, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and Leek Town Council, we can now put on events that will be great for the residents of Leek and attract visitors to what we hope will become an annual event.
"In the spirit of Totally Locally we will be showcasing many of the great local food and drink producers alongside smaller national speciality firms.
"With the foodie trails around the local cafes and restaurants in the day and special offers in the evening along with Leek's real ale trail visitors are in for a real treat in Leek."
Go online to http://leekfoodanddrink.co.uk/