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Foodies, rejoice - the city’s Food Festival will be back to add an epicurean twist to the May Bank Holiday weekend.

An annual showcase of the quality and diversity of the local food scene attracting 200,000 visitors, the festival started out as an autumn event but successfully switched to the long May holiday weekend last year.

It will run from May 23-25 and events, including pop-up restaurants and an artisan food market, will run from Town Hall Square through the Peace Gardens, Winter Gardens, Millennium Square and St Paul’s Place. And for the first time, the Moor Market Hall will be used.

Last year, many festival-goers were disappointed by the decision of market traders not to open on the Sunday and Monday. Now the whole of the Moor will host ‘Taste Moor’ community events, demonstrations, music and dancing.

Organisers at Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University and the events team at the city council are already looking for artisan traders for the three-day market. Email