Hundreds of people gathered in Colne town centre to celebrate Colne Food and Drink Festival.

The festival took place on Saturday (July 29) with crowds flocking to the market town to try treats from independent stalls.

The event kicked off at 10am and went on until 4pm with attendees also enjoying chef demonstrations, children’s crafts, performers, circus acts and even a Man Vs Food competition.

It was a successful day for businesses as the event saw multiple sell-outs with 450 pies sold within two hours and 1,500 samosas sold in one day.

The event is a collaboration between Come to Colne, Colne Business Improvement District (BID) and Independent Street which is known for its high-quality artisan markets with a huge variety of stalls.

Aneesa McGladdery, BID manager, said: "Wow, today has been absolutely amazing for Colne.

"Not only did the amazing Independent Street deliver a gorgeous Artisan Market and Street Food arena but our town centre businesses were able to showcase themselves when footfall was incredibly high thanks to this event.

“Not only that, today marked the day that Blondie Brownie launch their new home, at Turners on Albert Road. We're already planning 2024."

A spokesperson for Independent Street said: “Massive thanks to everyone who supported our event today Colne Food And Drink Festival. Massive thanks to the Colne Bid Team.

“Aneesa is absolutely amazing for Colne. This woman cares so much and has so much passion for the businesses on the high street of Colne and is such a tremendous asset to the town.

“Every time we come to Colne you welcome us with open arms. And after a really tough summer for a lot of small businesses we can’t thank you enough.”

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson was in attendance as well as councillors Sarah Cockburn-Price, Ash Sutcliffe, David Cockburn-Price, and Ian Robinson who helped traders set up and close down after the festival.