Making Tastes

Bringing festival goers together over a love of food. Lancashire say CHEESE!


Lancashire has a whole host of innovative food makers and local producers to shout about, from award winning dairy and cheese to the Queen’s approved Morecambe Bay Shrimps.

Who knew that Lancashire Black Pudding is a delicacy that dates back to Roman times? Will Lancashire’s pudding makers share their fiercely guarded secret recipes? Not keen on this Lancashire delicacy? Don’t worry there’s even a veggie version!

Experience the spirit of community and collaboration through food, take part in cooking sessions where everyone is invited to sit together and eat in communal spaces and make new friends at the pizza oven or get digging at our Festival of Making allotment.

Taste and enjoy the pick of the crop from our fleet of street food traders; from curry to cupcakes, scones to Sarsaparilla and craft beers to crumbly cheese! A food makers paradise feast.  

Food projects in collaboration with Blackburn College will explore and reveal a world of food production and tasty creations.  Northwest Curry masters will give tips in serving up the very best homemade Masala while celebrity judges are ready to taste test the world’s best Lancashire Hotpot.  More to be revealed once our ovens have done some more cooking!


Festival Themes

6th - 7th May 2017 | Blackburn, Lancashire

The National Festival of Making Delivery Team


The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Heritage Lottery Fund