In Pictures: All the fun of the Banbury Food Fair

Thousands of people came to the 2018 Food Fair in Banbury NNL-180820-131534001
Thousands of people came to the 2018 Food Fair in Banbury NNL-180820-131534001

It was eat, drink and be merry in Banbury Market Place on Sunday as thousands of people tucked into exotic food and glamorous drinks.

More than a hundred stalls stacked with delicacies made by local producers but with flavours from around the world tempted the thousands who turned up. Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli gave cooking demonstrations and toured the fair with town mayor Shaida Hussain.

Tasty offerings at Banbury's Food Fair NNL-180820-130835001

Tasty offerings at Banbury's Food Fair NNL-180820-130835001

Mr Novelli said: “There is a real buzz about this food fair. There is an atmosphere that you don’t find in many places, and this lovely old market square is a wonderful setting.

“I am impressed by the traders. They are very knowledgeable about their products and I’ve come here today and learned new things.”

Mayor Hussain added: “The food fair was a great place for discovering new things to eat and drink. I joined thousands of people sampling and buying goodies we hadn’t tried before. I had a great day and went way over my intended budget.”

More tasty offerings at Banbury's Food Fair NNL-180820-130955001

More tasty offerings at Banbury's Food Fair NNL-180820-130955001

Mayor Shaida Hussain, Jean Christophe Novelli adn Jay Jones from Brockleby Pie stall NNL-180820-131422001

Mayor Shaida Hussain, Jean Christophe Novelli adn Jay Jones from Brockleby Pie stall NNL-180820-131422001

Lewis and Connor Jones enjoying ice cream at Banbury Food Fair NNL-180820-131744001

Lewis and Connor Jones enjoying ice cream at Banbury Food Fair NNL-180820-131744001

Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli gives a demonstration in the town hall during the Food Fair NNL-180820-130654001

Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli gives a demonstration in the town hall during the Food Fair NNL-180820-130654001

Alison Humphrey at the Mediterranean food stall at Banbury Food Fair NNL-180820-131942001

Alison Humphrey at the Mediterranean food stall at Banbury Food Fair NNL-180820-131942001