Jane, Rebecca and Nigel Fretwell tuck in to a selection of produce.

Crowds flock to first day at Hardwick Hall Great British Food Festival

The first day of the Great British Food Festival at Hardwick Hall served up a delicious feast of treats.

Thousands of people turned up for a taste of the action, which includes more than 100 traders, street food vendors, bars, cookery demonstrations, celebrity chefs, children's activities and live music.

The demonstration stages have been packed out so far.
The demonstration stages have been packed out so far.
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Members of the public go head to head on the BBQ stage
Members of the public go head to head on the BBQ stage
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TV baker Howard Middleton is demonstrating his recipes on all three days
TV baker Howard Middleton is demonstrating his recipes on all three days
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Local Hope Valley brewer Ben Millner of the Intrepid Brewery
Local Hope Valley brewer Ben Millner of the Intrepid Brewery
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