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RECAP: Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival - Day two

The second day of the annual event is underway with thousands expected to flock to the event

Day two of Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival is underway.

The opening day - which had to cope with wind and rain - was deemed a huge success with thousands at the event trying out all the different tastes and tipples.

It is the biggest event in Huddersfield's calendar and runs until late Sunday afternoon.

On the opening day St George’s Square became busy at noon on Thursday, an hour after the festival opened, and remained busy for the rest of the day.

And organisers Huddersfield Live - who took over the event when it was facing the axe - will be hoping for more of the same over the next three days.

We will keep updating you on what is happening at the festival.

Getting busy now

Enjoying a tipple

Our man at the Food Festival samples the ales

This is going to get interesting

Update from Festival Director Sam Watt

Sam said the first two days have been tremendous.

She said everyone has been smiling and it has really felt like a big team effort.

Sam added: “The sun is shining today and there are smiles everywhere.

“The traders are really happy and everyone from volunteers to traders to customers have put in a large amount of effort to make the first two days a success.”

Praise indeed

Beers flowing

Wow- that is all that needs saying on this one

Video from today


Pictures from today

Our photographer Simon Morley has been down to the festival today - here is a gallery of his images


Or a prosecco


Time for a pint

Plenty tucking into the food

We've found a festival super fan

Super tasty

This looks lovely

Nice problem to have

Too much choice for some ...

Transformers at the ready

Street artists

Street artists are performing throughout the festival

The sun - and the crowds - are out in force

It is lunch time

Lunch time is here so check out all the food stalls and what they have to offer

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

Famous faces at the festival

Festival saved

Sam and the team at Huddersfield Live stepped in and saved the festival to ensure the annual tradition continued into the 17th year. And they have done a fantastic job in year one.

Join the fun

Festival director Sam Watt is urging people to go down and experience the festival

Some people are really excited about the event

Pictures from Day One

Have a look through these to get you in the mood for food


Sleeping Lions

A Sleeping Lions event was organised last night with people sleeping in the town centre to raise awareness of homelessness.

Four charities for homeless people decided to sleep rough in St George’s Square on the first night of the festival to raise the profile of the issue.

£10 kebab

Our reporter Robert Sutcliffe will be trying out the £10 kebab for his lunch. We will report back later and let you know if it is value for money

Price list

Here is a price list for the majority of the stalls - check it out before heading down for lunch

All you need to know about prices at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2017

Doc McStuffin on hand for medical advice

And the answer is ....

Beef jerky

Beef joke

Q: What do you call a cow with a twitch?

Cheesy jokes

Amy Jones may have the cheesiest joke so far at the food festival - if you think you can better it tweet you food-related jokes to @Examiner

First day success

The first day went really well and the new organisers did a fantastic job

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

Last night

This was the scene at the festival last night - it will be a lot busier than that today

Weather

Met office says the remainder of today will be mostly dry.

And the good news for those getting an early dart from work on Friday is that the sun is due out at 4pm, although there is a chance of light showers between 5 and 7pm.

It is also predicted to be dry over lunch with top temperatures of 18c.

Morning

Morning - welcome to the live blog on Day Two of the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival.

We are just taking a look at the weather forecast to let you know what is in store today.


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