Weather fails to deter visitors to first Waterside Food Festival

By janetuplin |

The wet and windy weather last Sunday failed to deter visitors to the first Waterside Food Festival held in Barton upon Humber.

A joint venture by The Ropewalk and North Lincolnshire Council Tourism Team, the Food Festival still managed to attract hundreds of visitors to the two venues, The Ropewalk and Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre.
Organiser Liz Bennet said she was delighted with the response to the Festival which attracted more than 800 visitors.

“The weather couldn’t have been worse but despite the rain and the wind lots of hardy food-lovers braved the conditions along the Ropewalk’s Promenade and the Visitor Centre to support the stall-holders,” she said.

“It was really great to see such a wide variety of food stalls which were really appreciated by the shoppers.”

The cookery demonstrations held in Ropery Hall also proved to be extremely popular with the demonstrations by chefs Nigel Brown and Colin McGurran along with Kirton Lindsey baker Mervin Austin and Brigg chocolatier Fiona Sciolti also sharing their expertise.

“It was amazing how many people crowded into Ropery Hall to watch these masters of their craft share their skills.  For some demonstrations it was standing room only,” she went on.

Money raised from the event will benefit Scunthorpe’s Lindsey Lodge Hospice by more than £500.

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