Stratford food festival

The Stratford Food Festival is aiming for a record attendance of 20,000 this year, as it has moved to a new site. This years event, the eighth time the festival has been held.

Crowd packs into tent to see Paul Hollywood demo

Crowds of people have packed into a tent at the Stratford Food Festival to pick up tips from top TV baker Paul Hollywood.

Paul Hollywood carries out a cooking demonstration at the Stratford Food Festival
Paul Hollywood carries out a cooking demonstration at the Stratford Food Festival Credit: ITV News Central

Hollywood entertained the audience with anecdotes and jokes as well as carrying out a cooking demonstration.

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Paul Hollywood to guest star at food festival

TV baker, Paul Hollywood, is to attend the Stratford Food Festival today as a special guest.

He will be doing three demonstrations to the public and a book signing.

Paul Hollywood will guest star at the festival Credit: Hugo Philpott/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The festival also includes interactive workshops to give visitors the chance to see first-hand how industry professionals go about their work, and learn something new.

Stratford Food Festival aiming for record attendance

The Stratford Food Festival is aiming for a record attendance of 20,000 this year, as it has moved to a new site.

This year's event, the eighth time the festival has been held, is at Stratford Racecourse, after the event last year saw a 34% increase in visitors.

Last years Stratford Food Festival Credit: Stratford Food Festival

Organisers want to avoid the congestion of last year, and hope the new venue will solve that problem.

Today is the second day of the two-day festival, with exhibitors including local artisan producers, pubs and hotels.

There is also expected to be a special guest.