The Hitchin Cider and Cheese Festival has been hailed as a huge hit. CREDIT: @HitchinNubNews

An eagerly-awaited food and drink festival in Hitchin has been hailed as a huge hit.

Hitchin Town vs Luton Town and Cider and Cheese Festival at Top Field - all you need to know. CREDIT: @laythy29

With a large crowd guaranteed for Friday evening's game between Hitchin Town and near neighbours Luton Town - who narrowly missed out on a chance of promotion to the Premier League after falling at the Championship play-off semi-final stage - here's all you need to know about the match and the Hitchin Cider and Cheese Festival beforehand.

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