Harleston is ready to kick-off twin food festival with Diss

Scenes like this will be in Diss and Harleston

Scenes like this will be in Diss and Harleston - Credit: Archant

A two-week celebration of local produce, artisan treats and independent businesses will swing into action in Harleston this weekend.

The town will kick-off the Diss and Harleston Food and Drink Festival on Sunday. It will host a week of events which will tickle the taste buds before the festival makes its way to Diss.

Harleston's highlights include special tasting sessions in a range of the town's shops and cafes, and demonstrations including four special sessions at the Pod - where people will be able to make their own chocolate treats.

And the Moveable Feast will enable people to have a three-course dinner in three restaurants in one night.

The week will culminate with the Taste of Harleston on October 8 from 9am to 3.30pm.

A street market will fill the town centre with stalls selling an array of locally-made products - including cheese, pies and fruit liqueurs.

Nicky Stainton, of Harleton's Future, said: 'Local businesses are keen to get involved and we had such a successful event last October that we will build on that to offer more activities and attract even more people to the town.'

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The festival will then move to Diss which will host the event from October 11 to 16.

Highlights will include tasting sessions, demonstrations and will end with a farmers market on October 15.