Inaugural Waterside Food Festival for Barton upon Humber

By janetuplin |

An event for all food lovers is taking place in Barton upon Humber next month as the town holds its first ever food festival.

The Waterside Food Festival takes place over the weekend of September 14 and 15 and incorporates the monthly Saturday Barton Farmers’ Market as well as the Waterside Food Festival being held the following day along The Ropewalk Promenade.
The festival is being organised by The Ropewalk in conjunction with North Lincolnshire Council and all money raised will go to the Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

Organiser Liz Bennet said the Festival aimed to showcase the very best in local producers and at the same time raise money for a very worthy cause.

“Already more than 10 stalls have confirmed for the Food Festival and these will be selling, amongst others, jams, chutneys, marmalade, cheeses, meat wines, cider and beer cakes, cookware and handcrafted wrought iron and driftwood candlesticks and decorative items.”

There will also be tastings of  preserves, breads, cheeses and lots more to tempt visitors.

“As well as the stalls there will be hourly demonstrations in Ropery Hall with Brigg chocolatier Fiona Sciolti and top chefs Nigel Brown of the Nigel Brown Cookery Academy which is based at The Ropewalk and Colin McGurran of the world-renowned Winteringham Fields.”

Liz explained that the Farmers’ Market, always held on King Street on the second Saturday in every month got the Festival under way.

“In September as well as all the usual stalls in this popular accredited market there will also be entertainers and competitions.  Your local farmers’ market is really the best way to meet producers and at the same time take advantage of all that Barton has to offer.”

“And on the Sunday at the Food Festival there will also be attractions such as stilt walking chefs as well as other performers and music throughout the day as well as children’s activities.”

“The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery will also have a stall displaying tableware by David Hilton, Josie Walter and Brenda Wright.”

Barton Farmers’ Market runs from 9am until 1pm on September 14 and the Waterside Food Festival the following day will run from 10am until 4pm.

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