A number of changes have been made to this weekend's Taste Cumbria Christmas festival.

A wet and windy forecast has forced organisers to make some alternative arrangements.

The big producers’ market will be open on Main Street from 9am tomorrow – loads of stalls selling food, drink, homewares, gifts and more.

The entertainment stage will move to The Cooperage at Jennings Brewery where there will be festive family storytelling, music and a free concert courtesy of Rosehill on the Road with plenty of Christmassy favourites.

The children’s crafts, science experiments and dressing up will still take place in The Vicky, behind the red door on High Sand Lane.

There are plans to close the producers’ market earlier than planned, at around 3pm, because of the threat of high wind gusts.

It looks like the event will be moved indoors on Sunday. The entertainment stage will move to The Hub in Market Place where there will be carol singing and more storytelling.

Taste Cumbria Christmas is organised by Allerdale Borough Council and festival organiser Anna Chippendale said: “I can’t wait for another Taste Cumbria event in Cockermouth.

“It really is the place to eat, drink and be merry, and do all that Christmas shopping.

“The Christmas lights are lit and the shopkeepers are ready, so adding a festive food festival to this lovely town is the icing on the cake.

“There will be loads going on for all the family – this event is about more than just food.

“Personally, I love a Christmas carol so you may just hear me singing along!”

For more information about Taste Cumbria email: festivals.events@allerdale.gov.uk or call 01900 702969