We went along to one of County Durham’s most anticipated food festivals to see what it was all about – here’s what we really thought.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival kicked off this weekend (April 20) for a two-day extravaganza celebrating everything from fabulous fudge and loaded fries to homemade jams, jellies and cakes.

The event, which is organised by Durham County Council, was sprawled across Market Place and North Bondgate with some 150 different stalls.

Celebrity chefs including BOSH! duo Henry Firth and Ian Theasby as well as Great British Bake Off Finalist Dan Hunter were also showing off their culinary skills to a captive audience.

An estimated 28,000 people visited the festival last year – proving it’s a highly popular day out.

This made me eager to head along myself this year to see what it was all about – with hopes I could enjoy some tasty food in the process.