Tuesday, 2 June 2015

New Mayor can't wait to get stuck into Food Festival!

The new Mayor of Hyndburn, Coun. Marlene Haworth, is urging everyone to join her at the Accrington Food and Drink Festival this Saturday, June 6th.

One of her first official duties as Mayor will be to officially open the festival at 9 am in the Market Hall, and she's raring to get the foodie fun started.

"I'm really looking forward to it," said Coun. Haworth, "but then I'm a food lover, so it's right up my street!"
"From what I've already seen, this year's Accrington Food and Drink Festival is going to be the best yet, and I'd love to see it get bigger and better every year.

"We have some brilliant things in Accrington, especially the shops and the Market Hall, and above all the wonderful people who make it such a friendly place to visit. I'd like to see as many people as possible come along to the festival and discover for themselves everything that Accrington has to offer."

There will certainly be plenty to see and do at the fun-packed festival, which runs from 9 am to 4 pm in the bustling centre of Accrington. Among the attractions will be more than 50 stalls showcasing all kinds of tasty treats, from traditional Lancashire to truly exotic, plus local shops staging their own food festival events and special offers.

Celebrity chef Richard Fox will host three live cookery demonstrations on Broadway, dishing up spiced deep fried crispy tripe and an Accrington Pals pizza. One of the demonstrations, at 2pm, will also feature fellow celebrity guest Jesse McClure, star of hit TV show Storage Hunters, who will be around throughout the day to meet fans and sign autographs.

Because the festival falls on June 6th - the anniversary of D-Day - there will also be an exciting World War Two re-enactment, timed for 1 pm in the grounds of St James' Church. Other D-Day heritage attractions include a military tank opposite the Town Hall, a Jeep in the Arndale and a children's Dig for Victory activity outside the Market Hall.

Two vintage buses will transport people free of charge to the festival from various pickup points across Hyndburn throughout the morning - for full details and to book your seats visit www.accringtonfoodfestival.co.uk/free-buses

You can also get there for free on any Pilkington Bus using the voucher printed in the festival guide already distributed to thousands of homes and businesses across the area.

With so much going on there's sure to be something for everyone, so why not join the Mayor and get those tastebuds tingling at Accrington Food and Drink Festival this Saturday.

For full details, including timings and a downloadable festival guide, visit www.accringtonfoodfestival.co.uk