Food fans are in for a real treat this weekend.
Lindley’s Winter Food Fair is back by popular demand for a second year.
The event takes place on Saturday (November 15) at Lindley Infant School.
Fun for the family and fabulous food are promised.
The day coincides with Armitage’s Garden Centre’s famous reindeer parade, which sees thousands of people lining the streets of the village.
The food fair will be opened by Eric Paxman, from the award-winning restaurant Eric’s on Lidget Street.
On display will be over 20 stalls ranging from locally produced honey, cider and cheesecake to local expert suppliers of coffee, spice and beer.
Wholesome and mouth-watering winter warmers will be on sale from the kitchen.
And while the fair is local, it promises the flair of a larger event.
There will be demonstrations from Bean Brothers and Fudgerrific.
Music from local performers will add to the ambience of the day.
Organiser Kathryn King said: “The Lindley Winter food fair is the icing on the cake of our fundraising efforts for the church.
“It wouldn’t be possible without the support and dedication of many members of the local community.
“I am proud to have been involved in such an inclusive and fun event and being able to showcase such wonderful local talent in the food and drink industry.
“We aim to make the fair a ‘must go’ date in everyone’s diaries for many years to come.”
The fair runs between 10am and 4pm.
The planning team and volunteers making this year’s event a success come from St Stephen’s Parish Church.
Money raised will support the church as it continues to serve the community as a spiritual hub, a social and educational resource, a performance venue and a heritage gem.
Rev Rachel Firth said: “Last year everyone loved the food fair.
“The atmosphere was buzzing, the food was delicious and I know it left everyone wanting more.
“This year the event is growing, so we hope to give everyone the second helping they’re after!
“It’s great to be able to showcase local businesses, to support them in these difficult times, and to give them the opportunity to support us too.”
St Stephen’s is a vibrant, inclusive and welcoming church.
It is used for prayer and worship as well as lunches for the elderly, a guiding group, carer and tots group, exercise classes, Sure Start family support sessions, exercise classes and concerts and events of all kinds.