EVERYTHING from lobster and locally-made craft gin through oriental treats to homemade pies will be on offer to hungry an thirsty visitors to next month’s National Festival of Making in Blackburn.

Organisers have revealed its food and drink line-up for the weekend of June 15 and 16.

Many local East Lancashire producers and vendors figure on the menu for the third such event in the town celebrating all thing manufacturing and craft-related

A spokeswoman for the National Festival of Making said: “This food and drink line-up is enough to make your stomach rumble.

“Vendors from right across the North West will turn out to Blackburn’s biggest weekend.

“With top food and drink being the essential ingredient of any award-winning event, we have signed up renowned culinary producers to tickle the taste buds of its expected 40,000 visitors.

“From pear drop liqueur to Hanky Panky Pancakes and delicious homemade pies there’ll be something to suit almost every palate and the Taste Lancashire marquee will be back for a second year too.”

The line-up includes: Shirley’s Pies; Ginger’s Comfort Emporium offering decadent puddings; Sleazy Tiger’s South Indian thalis; Wah Wahs deep fried Mexican churros, hot chocolate and spicy treats; Pie Mezzanae; and Belgian Waffle Tuk – does what it says on the tin – delicious Belgian waffles!

Also on the menu are Hanky Panky Pancakes; Chicken Little; Burger and Lobster Brothers; Deli Delite; Nasi Lemak Manchester’ s authentic Malaysian dishes; Wignalls Yallo’s rapeseed oil from Standish Hall Farm; Batch Gin from Burnley; and honey from Lancashire’s The Bee Centre.

Other stalls will come from Bowland Food Hall at Holmes Mill; Brindle’s Cuckoo Gin; the Bowland Brewery; Calyx Drinks (liquid treats made from flowers in Burnley); Heritage Kitchen offering chutneys, relishes and marmalades made in Bacup: and Preston’s Black Powder Gin.

Other delicacies on offer include Mr Fitzpatricks vintage cordials from Rossendale; Our Paula’s flavoured butters produced in Chorley; Hoyle Bottom Spirits including Tinker Brook Gin; Nowt Poncy’s low sugar/healthy cooking sauces from Rossendale; Panache Natural Flavour Infusions; Love Cheesecakes; Pretzel and Spelt’s Bavarian bakes and Ripplehead Ices.