The world’s most famous aerobatic display team is to fly over Clitheroe this Saturday (12 August).
Weather permitting, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, or Red Arrows, will fly over the Clitheroe Food Festival in Castle Street as it gets into full swing at about 1.56pm.
Representing the speed, agility and precision of the RAF, the Red Arrows have performed in their distinctive Hawk jets more than 5,000 times across the world.
And the fly-over – Clitheroe’s second in the last decade – promises to be a fantastic spectacle.
Nicola Hopkins, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s director of economic development and planning, said: “The Red Arrows are one of the most celebrated aerobatic display teams in the world and a fly-over by them, as the food festival gets into full swing, will be a fantastic spectacle.
“We are looking forward to a fabulous festival topped by this unique spectacle, which will be witnessed by thousands of people in the town centre.
“The Red Arrows last flew over Clitheroe in 2017 and we are honoured that they have chosen to fly over our town again, subject to the weather.”
The Clitheroe Food Festival, organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council and sponsored by the Compleat Food Group, Fort Vale Engineering and Holmes Mill, is one of Lancashire’s most popular events, attracting over 18,000 food enthusiasts.
The free-to-enter festival features quality food and drink – from wild game and Biltong beef to cheese truckles and curry kits, along with a feast of fruit and vegetables packed with authentic flavours – from around 90 exhibitors.
This year’s festival will round off a week of foodie events being held throughout Ribble Valley.
The Ribble Valley Taste Fest, which started on Saturday (August 5), features a feast of activities and special events, including picnics, wine-tastings, a mouth-watering champagne and seafood dinner and a pub walk, to name just a few.