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
Ice cream is a winner
Music set to start
A great first day - and so much more to come
This is a breakdown of food stalls if you are heading to the festival for a bite to eat
One for tomorrow morning
If you’ve gone straight there from work you may need this stall tomorrow morning
Video at the festival
Did you catch our live broadcast from the festival earlier today?
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
Another shot of the crowds
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
Video round-up on prices and what there is to see
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
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
Here is the round-up of prices for the food and drink