FOODIE fans from around the region are flooding to Bishop Auckland for the return of the annual food festival.

More than 150 stalls are pitched up across the Marketplace and into the car park on North Bondgate.

Traders are offering hot loaded fries, artisan sausages, vegan burgers, fresh pastries, homemade cheese and much more.

Thai street food and and Spanish paella stalls are bustling and Easter themed chocolate donuts are selling fast.

A huge selection of flavoured gin and vodka is also available as well as fresh brewed coffee and flavoured tea.

The festival will run till 5pm on Saturday and reopens on Sunday from 10am till 4pm.

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