Final preparations are under way for the huge Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival.

Organisers are hard at work in St George’s Square, erecting the dozens of stalls and marquees that will be used throughout the four-day festival.

A major difference this year is that many of the food vendors will be working from log cabins which are traditionally used at major Christmas fairs in cities including Manchester and Birmingham.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to sample the culinary and alcoholic delights between Thursday and Sunday.

More than 100 traders have signed up to take part in the festival and it has been extended from the Square into Northumberland Street.

Some street closures are being brought in with Railway Street, Station Street and the top half of Northumberland Street all closed until the end of the festival.

There is access to the railway station but drivers are allowed only to pick up or drop off passengers and not to park.

Karen Hobson, of organisers Huddersfield Partnership, said: “It’s time for the really hard work, getting everything ready for Thursday.

“The festival site is taking shape and I’m delighted we are using the cabins.

“This is the 15th festival and we wanted to make it a little different and the cabins do that, although there will still be some traders using marquees as they need the room.

“The weather forecast isn’t too bad, with sunshine and showers, and I just hope it’s the former.”

Take a look at some of this year's confirmed traders in our gallery

To help you plan your visits, click here for the opening times for the festival — including the all-important last orders call!

A line-up of bands will entertain revellers enjoying the bars and food stalls on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at Festival at Dusk — click here for the line-up.