GALLERY: Hitchin Food and Drink Festival 2014 was ‘fabulous’

Emily Kirwan and Lexi Smith on their stall

Emily Kirwan and Lexi Smith on their stall - Credit: Archant

A town came alive at the weekend as crowds flocked to Hitchin Food and Drink Festival.

The two-day free festival, organised by Hitchin BID for the fourth time, saw CBBC’s Incredible Edibles host Stefan Gates and ITVs chef Dean Edwards demonstrating their culinary talents on the Creative Kitchen stage, together with Emma MacDonald, owner of The Bay Tree Food Company, and festival regular Nick Coffer from BBC3 Counties Radio’s The Weekend Kitchen.

Chefs from restaurants in the surrounding area also took part at a stage set up in Market Place.

More than 30 independent food and drink producers were on hand to tempt the public with their wares, and customers also had the chance to browse and buy local produce.

Hitchin town centre manager Keith Hoskins said: “It was a fabulous event, the best one yet. The town was mobbed, it was a full Market Place and the presenters were very entertaining.”