HUNDREDS of sweet-toothed visitors are set to descend on Ramsbottom this weekend for the town’s annual chocolate festival.

The popular event is a chocoholics’ paradise with stalls selling everything from chocolate cheese to chocolate wine.

Among the more conventional items on sale will be brownies, waffles and cakes, while a Nutella truck will also be on hand.

Children’s rides and crafts, Lancashire Hawks and Owls, The Dogs Trust and the RSPB will be among the entertainment on offer and there will also be a gin truck and prosecco waggon.

Meanwhile, visitors will also be able to browse and buy items at a range of gift stalls.

In the unlikely event that chocolate is not to your taste, a wide range of hot street food will also be served up, including Thai and Greek cuisine.

The festival extends throughout the town centre and stalls can be found on Bridge Street, Market Place, the Civic Hall, Church Gardens and on the Saturday market car parks.

After problems with queueing in Bridge Street last year, some stalls have been moved to the Saturday market car parks, where a large seating area has been installed for guests to relax.

Organiser Terri Fletcher said: “It was very busy last year, so we wanted to make it more spacious for pedestrians, especially on Bridge Street.

“The festival brings people from all over to Ramsbottom, it is great for the town.

“I just hope that we have weather as good as last weekend.”

The outdoor festival will open at 9.30am and closes at 5pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday. The indoor food and craft market inside the Civic Hall is open from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

A park and ride scheme will also be in place, with coaches running from Woodhey High School into the town centre every 15 minutes.