Preparations continue for the first Waterside Food Festival in Barton

By janetuplin |

One of the area’s most popular acts, the Earthbound Misfits, will be bringing culinary themed entertainment at the first Waterside Food festival to be held in Barton upon Humber.

The Misfits, which were a huge hit at the Stargazing Night at the beginning of the year, will be on the Ropewalk Promenade between 11am and 12 noon with a 10 foot chef, Monsieur Spatula and his waiter, Garcon, while at 2pm they will be delighting the crowds with a static show featuring world renowned chefs Pierre Spatula and Jean Claude Baguette who will be serving up a culinary delight which will include a death defying flaming baguette finale.
Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk, who is organising the Festival in conjunction with North Lincolnshire Council,” said she was delighted that the Earthbound Misfits had agreed to appear at the Festival.

“I am sure that with their slap-dash entertainment they will be a real antidote to the renowned chefs, Colin McGurran of Winteringham Fields and Nigel Brown of the Nigel Brown Cookery Academy who will be sharing their culinary skills in Ropery Hall alongside Brigg chocolatier Fiona Sciolti.

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 itself which is being held the following day along the Ropewalk Promenade

“The Festival aims to showcase the very best in local producers and at the same time raise money for a very worthy cause, the Lindsey Lodge Hospice,” added Liz.

Stalls confirmed so far including those selling jams, chutneys, marmalade, cheeses, meat wines, cider and beer cakes, cookware and handcrafted wrought iron and driftwood candlesticks and decorative items.

The Festival gets under way the day before on Saturday, September 14 with the monthly Barton
Farmers’ Market which is held on King Street.

“This month as well as all the usual stalls there will also be entertainers and competitions,” Liz continued.

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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