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RECAP: Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017 - Day One

The 17th annual Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival gets underway at 11am on Thursday August 3

The four-day festival kicks off at 11am with almost 100 stalls selling everything from artisan ice cream to Yorkshire hot dogs.

Food will range from Mexican quesadillas, Indian street food, pork pies, hoisin duck wraps and Spanish churros.

There will also be locally-brewed beers, meads, cocktails and soft drinks.

Many stalls will be selling artisan products to take away, including speciality cheeses, pickles, wines, cupcakes and bottles of Yorkshire gin.

While there’s a feast in store for carnivores, some stalls do promise vegetarian and vegan foods.

Lots of the stalls and events will be based in St George's Square but there are also a number of 'fringe' events happening all over the town.

The festival runs from 11am until 9pm on Thursday, 10am until 10pm Friday and Saturday and then 10.30am until 5.30pm on the final day.

Follow all the updates from the opening day here:

Here is a round up of Day One and that ends today’s blog

Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017 opening day is a huge success

Ice cream is a winner

Music set to start

A great first day - and so much more to come

Food stalls

This is a breakdown of food stalls if you are heading to the festival for a bite to eat

Take a look at the food on offer at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

One for tomorrow morning

If you’ve gone straight there from work you may need this stall tomorrow morning

Shiloh Coffee Roasters at Huddersfield Food and Drink festival 2017

Shiloh Coffee Roasters at Huddersfield Food and Drink festival 2017

Video at the festival

Did you catch our live broadcast from the festival earlier today?


Pricey kebabs

We’ve been through the price list again - and spotted this one. £10 for a kebab. The Examiner will give it a taste test tomorrow and let you know if it is value for money

Food for Festival (Greek Street Food) at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

Great atmosphere

The crowds

Another shot of the crowds

Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

Great job so far

It is only the opening day but the sun has been shining, the crowds have been out in force and there is so much on offer. Tremendous job by everyone at Huddersfield Live who took on the festival for the first time this year.

Much more than just a food festival

Magic Mead on show

Surely this is enough to make you want to go after work

Crowds at the festival

Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival Day One looking busy

Video round-up on prices and what there is to see


Meat feast

Looking tasty

Of course they do

Images of Day One so far

Here is a gallery of images of the opening day so far


Chilli Jam Man seems to like the event

We like this ale

This one is for all Town fans

Live at the festival


Reporter due to go Live

Reporter Dave Himelfield is due to do a Facebook Live tour of the festival in the next ten minutes

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Kabana are here again - fresh from winning awards

Sunshine at the greatest ever show

It must be hot in that kitchen

Stormtroopers are shown a culinary masterclass

Price list

Here is the round-up of prices for the food and drink


Enjoy the beer

This is what Dilla Deli have in store for you

The Dilla Deli at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

Real guns - and fake guns

Armed police meet stormtroopers at the festival

Armed police patrols

Armed police on patrol at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

Some drink prices

The Winking Stag at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

And another for after work - or if you are not working try them this lunchtime

Loves Cocktails Punch Shack at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

One for later maybe?

Boston Shakers at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

Jones Pies at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

BBQ hotting up as the sun comes out

Gaucho BBQ at Huddersfield Food and Drink festival 2017

Garlic bread?

The Big Red Oven at Huddersfield Food and Drink festival 2017

Gin is all the rage

Masons Yorkshire Gin at Huddersfield Food and Drink festival 2017

Prices

Our reporter Dave is on his way round the festival checking out the prices and what is on offer - we will have a picture gallery of the stalls with you soon

Some of the stalls in the artisan zone

Little Badger Cider Co stall in the artisan zone at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

Candy emporium stall in the artisan zone at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

Shots of some of the stalls coming in

Busy bees stall in the artisan zone at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

The Cure stall in the artisan zone at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

All the stalls

Here is a list of all the stalls that you can experience at the festival

Our guide to almost 100 stalls at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

Roof top bar terrace anyone?

Setting up

Here is what St George’s Square looked like as the preparations got underway two days ago

preparations for the 2017 Huddersfield Food And Drink Festival in St George's Square.

preparations for the 2017 Huddersfield Food And Drink Festival in St George's Square.

preparations for the 2017 Huddersfield Food And Drink Festival in St George's Square.

Get ready for the fun

All you need to know

Here is the breakdown of everything you need to know if you are planning on heading to the festival

Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017: Dates, times, stalls, weather, entertainment and more

Weather for today

Yes we might have had some rain showers this morning but the Met Office are predicting it will be mainly dry this afternoon. They say there will be some rain between 11am and 1pm but after that it will be dry with the sunshine out between 5-8pm.

Morning

Good Morning. Our reporter Dave Himelfield will be at the Food and Drink Festival today bringing you all the action from the opening day.

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