The sun fell favourably today as a well-loved food festival returned to town. 

Foodies rejoiced as Ramsbottom Chocolate and Cheese Festival arrived in the market town today, Sunday, March 24. 

The event ran from 12pm to 4pm. 

Hundreds of people lined the streets around Ramsbottom Civic Hall as they celebrated the two dairy-based delights. 

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Visitors sampled wares from artisan businesses, with bread, cakes, candles, flapjacks, and more accompanying the headline products. 

The event also boasted live music, stalls, cooking demos and creative spaces with children among other offerings. 

Tom Griffiths from the Finest Fudge Company is back for his second year due to the success of last year.

Tom, from Blackburn, started the company five years ago and has gone from strength to strength making every flavour of fudge imaginable. 

The festival has been so good that Tom also told his friend, Ru Blackett, who runs The Victorian Candle Co. 

He has been "impressed" having had a "great day with sales" and says he'll definitely be back next year.

The Twisted Curry Co proprietors Steve and Gillian, from Wetwang in the East Riding of Yorkshire, have been coming for the last 14 years. 

They are well supported in the area and do a lot of online sales following the event. They "love" that it is well attended and supported.

The Wilde Bakery was also in attendance, an artisan flapjack company from Morecambe, run by father, son and mother. 

Andy Wilde has returned for his fourth year, selling different flavoured flapjacks. He "couldn't believe" the number of people attending and sampling their goods. 

Other stalls include Cheshire Cheesecakes and The Great British Cheese Company. 

Here is a collection of pictures from the event taken by ace photographer Danny Crompton, showing the sun-soaked streets and the delectable-looking treats on offer. 

Bury Times: Say cheeseSay cheese (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: Sealing the dealSealing the deal (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: Having a laughHaving a laugh (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: Getting them started youngGetting them started young (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: Smiling stallholderSmiling stallholder (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: Deep in conversationDeep in conversation (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: PayingPaying (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: PerusingPerusing (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: Fancy a taste?Fancy a taste? (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: A lovely day for itA lovely day for it (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: BusyBusy (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: That candle does tell some good jokesThat candle does tell some good jokes (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: Sampling the waresSampling the wares (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: Taking in the smellsTaking in the smells (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: Give us this day our daily breadGive us this day our daily bread (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: Hard at workHard at work (Image: Danny Crompton)

Bury Times: Crowds soaking up the sunCrowds soaking up the sun (Image: Danny Crompton)