This weekend Visit Lancashire will be attending the National Festival of Making in Blackburn, where will be showcasing a range of delicious food and drink providers in our Taste Lancashire tent. This action-packed festival is free of charge and offers a range of family friendly activities suitable for all ages.

To discover more about what’s on at the festival click here or to browse a full programme for the weekend click here.

That’s not all, we will also be giving away some fantastic prizes over the weekend including…

  • £100 voucher for Aven 
  • Meal Vouchers for La Locanda Resturant in Gisburn
  • A £30 voucher for Mrs Dowsons Farm Park and a farm animal teddy.
  • A 500ml bottle of Lucela's chocolate Rum 
  • The Bee Centre honey gift box 
  • Box of tray bakes from Lone Wolf Bakery 
  • Gift set from Three Wheel Gin Company 
  • A Pudalicious pudding 
  • A Booths Cookbook

Terms and Conditions apply - good luck!

  • Entry to win is via the entry cards at Festival of Making 2024 and is open to UK and overseas residents.
  • The organisation and costs of all travel, postage and insurance relating to the prize is the sole responsibility of the winner.
  • No purchase is required
  • Those employed by Marketing Lancashire, tourism representatives in Lancashire County Council and any of the district councils in Lancashire, respective advertising/promotional agencies and partners involved in the campaign are not eligible to enter this competition
  • Subject to availability
  • Over 18's only
  • No cash alternative will be offered.
  • The prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion
  • Winners must be able to participate in any public relations activity as organised by Marketing Lancashire and partners
  • Winners will be contacted via the contact details provided upon entry and the prize must be collected from the Taste Lancashire tent by 5pm that day.


Aven Restaurant
Aven Restaurant

Reawakening heritage British and wild ingredients, crafted into unique tasting menus by esteemed chefs, Oli Martin and Sean Wrest.

The Bee Centre
Food/Drink Producer
The Bee Centre

They produce top-quality, pure, local honeys and honeycomb from their apiaries around Lancashire. They range from very mild to quite strong in flavour and from runny to set in consistency. The flavour and texture of their honeys are determined by the nectar the bees use to make them.

Specialist Retailer

Supermarket selling high quality food and local products since 1847 in attractive stores, staffed with first class assistants, many within Lancashire.

Mrs Dowsons Farm Park
A ram greets and enthralls visitors at the farm.

At Mrs Dowsons Farm Park they are passionate about giving their visitors the opportunity to see, touch and engage with their friendly farm animals, explore the countryside and experience a real working farm.

La Locanda Ristorante Italiano & Wine Bar
The chef stands proudly in the doorway of the restaurant, arms crossed.

Full of original, rustic charm, La Locanda’s owners Maurizio and Cinzia Bocchi will take you to the heart of Italian cuisine, serving you truly authentic recipes that go back generations.



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