A popular food and drink festival in Cumbria will return this month.

Taste Cumbria, organised by Cumberland Council and councillor Anne Quilter, executive member for vibrant and healthy places, will take place at Wigton’s Water Street car park on April 20.

It will be packed with a producers’ market, a live music stage, hot food stands, and a cocktail bar.

In the market hall there will also be a youth market while outside there will be family activities and entertainment, like magic shows, circus skills workshops, street art sessions, and fairground rides.

A wine and cheese night on Friday at The Barista tapas bar on High Street precedes the festival

A further event on Saturday evening is a talk between bestselling author Helen Rebanks, who is also due at Keswick Mountain Festival, and ITV Border’s Kate Walby, for free at Cornerstone Methodist Church.

The festival itself kicks off on Saturday at 10am, finishing at 5pm, with the car park closed from 5pm on Friday to set up.

Taste Cumbria Wigton will be followed by the Taste of the Sea festival in Maryport on August 10 and 11, then the flagship Taste Cumbria festival in Cockermouth on September 28 and 29.

Taste Cumbria Christmas on December 7 and 8, also in Cockermouth, will end the year.

The partners for this year’s Taste Cumbria festival in Wigton are Wigton Town Council, NADT, Free for All Recycling, Rock With and Cornerstone Methodist Church.

For more information about Taste Cumbria, visit https://visitallerdale.co.uk/taste-cumbria-home/.