SALTBURN Food Festival will be making a return this month after a freak electrical storm wiped out last year's event.

Yet again the town centre will be closed to traffic as food, music, drink and people fill the streets as the festival comes to town on Sunday, July 28.

The three main streets in Saltburn – Milton Street, Dundas Street and Station Street – will be set out with food traders, drink producers, artisan crafters, an acoustic music stage and plenty of tables and chairs.

Saltburn Food Festival in full flow

The festival starts at 10 am finishes at 6pm and with nearly 150 producers coming into town it promises to be the tastiest festival yet, said organiser Lorna Jackson.

She said: "There will be six 'World Cafes' where you'll find Bratwurst and Schnitzel, Indian, African and Korean curries, Khachapuri cheese bread from Armenia, hawarma wraps from Lebanon and Steamed Bao Buns from Asia, alongside the more familiar Tesside Parmos, Bangers and Burgers.

"In amongst all the food will be delights for those with restricted diets by The Lily Tree bakery who, since her own health problems, chose to create an entire bakery using gluten free ingredients and for those choosing to avoid meat and animal products there are loads of stalls offering options including specialist cooks The Green Guerrilla who are entirely Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly.

"Milton Street sees the long street market, Dundas Street the Music Stage, Art and Prosecco and a brand new business area in Saltburn Theatre at the top of Station Street for producers just setting off down their culinary path."

Park and ride services will be running from Guisborough Coach Park, Skelton Civic Offices and Freeborough School in Brotton direct into the festival from 10am.

And Arriva Rail will double the number of carriages on trains coming into and out of Saltburn for the day.