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One of the UK’s largest food festivals gets underway

The East Midlands Food Festival takes place in Melton Mowbray Credit: Lionel Heap

The annual East Midlands Food Festival, which takes place in Melton Mowbray, is getting underway this weekend. It is now in its 14th year, and is one of the UK's largest regional food festivals.

There will be around 200 stands showcasing the best food and drink in the East Midlands. These will include the traditional Melton Mowbray Pork Pies.

There will be talks, tastings and demonstrations in the Food Theatre with entertainment from a Ukulele band and local Gospel Choir.

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