• Junkhousedog Blues Band – 1:45pm

    Junkhousedog Blues Band, the most popular jazz festival blues band in 10 years, will light up the Food Festival Main stage with a mix of steamy shuffles & eclectic swing with true vintage Chicago style grit! Try ‘em out!

  • Popular Food Festival Comes to Clitheroe this Weekend

    A feast of fun and flavour comes to Clitheroe this weekend, when the town hosts its annual food festival. The free event will feature a huge array of foods from over 90 of Lancashire’s best producers, including organic dairy products, meat from traditional Lancashire breeds, Asian treats, Thai pies, Biltong beef and a feast of fruit and vegetables packed with flavour. Producers are screened for quality and provenance, and this year’s festival features several with a national reputation, including Baxter’s Potted Shrimps, Choc Amor, Dewlay Cheesemakers, Fatjax Chutney, Mr Fitzpatrick’s Vintage Cordials, Leagram Organic Dairy and R. S. Ireland’s Black

  • Clitheroe Food Festival Road Closures

    Motorists are advised that several roads in Clitheroe will close Thursday 9 and Saturday 11 August, for the 2018 Clitheroe Food Festival. New Market Street will close between 6.00am and 8.00am Thursday 9 August to allow coning of one side. From 2.00pm Thursday 9 August the Market car park and New Market Street will be closed and remain closed until Sunday 12 August. Employers and residents on New Market Street are kindly asked to park elsewhere during the festival period. Vehicles left parked on New Market Street after 2.00pm on Thursday are parked at their own risk and may be forcibly

  • Meeka Bradley 10:00 – 10:45

    Meeka is a 13 year old local girl, (attending Bowland High) who sings and plays the electro-acoustic guitar covering a mix of songs from the likes of Natalie Umbruglia and Ed Sheeran etc. Guitar teacher: Hannah Surgeon Part of ‘Be My Band’ at the Grand Vocal coach: Ella Shaw

  • Lancashire’s Best Food Producers to Take Over Clitheroe

    Over 90 of Lancashire’s best food and drink producers will set up shop in Clitheroe on Saturday, 11 August, when the town hosts its annual food festival. Thousands of food enthusiasts from across the North are expected to converge on Clitheroe for the free event, which is organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council and sponsored by Deli Solutions, Lloyd BMW Colne, Fort Vale Engineering and Bowland Brewery. A huge array of foods, from organic meat and dairy goods made from traditional Lancashire breeds, to Asian treats, Thai pies, Biltong beef and a feast of fruit and vegetables packed with flavour, will be found along the town’s historic streets.

  • Spam, Spinning Plates and Slapstick come to Clitheroe

    A feast of fun and flavour comes to Clitheroe on Saturday, 11 August, when the town hosts its annual food festival. Spam, spinning plates, slapstick, fun stations and non-stop music from a solar-powered stage will be dished up in Clitheroe town centre. Organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council, the free festival attracts thousands of food enthusiasts from across the North West. A huge array of foods, from organic meat and dairy goods made from traditional Lancashire breeds, to Asian treats, Thai pies, Biltong beef and a feast of fruit and vegetables packed with flavour, will be found along the town’s

  • Top Chocolatier to give Tasting-Talk at Food Festival

    A chocolatier with an international reputation and a slab of top awards is to give a tasting-talk at this year’s Clitheroe Food Festival. Paul Williams, one of the UK’s most inventive chocolatiers, will outline the many ways to eat chocolate in the Ribble Valley Civic Suite. When it comes to unique and imaginative chocolate, Choc Amor, of Cedar Farm, Mawdesley, has it wrapped up. Paul and wife Jacqui make their chocolate by hand in small batches using natural ingredients and the best Belgian couverture. They have over 30 industry awards, including bronze medals from the 2017 International Chocolate Awards for

  • Local Companies get their Teeth into Food Festival

    Four local companies are getting their teeth into this year’s Clitheroe Food Festival. Clitheroe food company Deli Solutions, Lloyd BMW Colne, Fort Vale Engineering and Bowland Brewery are sponsors of the festival, which takes place on Saturday, 11 August. Organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council, the top event attracts thousands of food enthusiasts from across the North to Clitheroe town centre. A huge array of foods, from organic meat and dairy goods made from traditional Lancashire breeds to Asian treats, Thai pies, Biltong beef and a feast of fruit and vegetables packed with flavour, can be found along the town’s

  • Learn How to Spot a Top Tipple at Clitheroe Food Festival

    ‘Life is too short to drink bad wine’ German writer Goethe famously said – and you can learn how to spot a top tipple at this year’s Clitheroe Food Festival. Jane Cuthbertson of leading independent wine merchant Barrica Wines is to give a tasting-talk during the festival and early-bird tickets are up for grabs for just £7. Jane’s lively interactive talks outlining how wine is made, what to look for in a good wine, how to tell if wine is corked and how to read a wine list are extremely popular and it is the sixth time she has taken

  • Joel Taylor 11:00 – 11:45

    Winner of ‘Bowland’s Got Talent,’ Joel is a talented young singer who sings a variety of rock and pop covers.

  • Rob Danning 12:00 – 12:45

    Rob Danning is an acoustic singer songwriter and former global cruise ship lead singer based out of Clitheroe. He brings heartfelt original songs as well as a variety of contemporary covers, many of which will be like you’ve never heard them before.

  • Georgia Walker-Carter 13:00 – 13:45

    Performing a variety of modern and old covers, 17 year old local singer Georgia Walker- Carter has performed at many local venues and events including The Grand, Stirk House, Holmes Mill, The Emporium and various weddings.

  • Mike Kneafsey – 14:00 – 14:45

    I write the songs and sing for my own band – an indie folk act called Sweeney Astray. In 2017 we played at Lancaster Music Festival and Cloudspotting Festival as well as doing a live set for the BBC Radio Lancashire at Lytham Festival (our third appearance on the Sally Nayden/Brett Davison morning show that year). We also brought out an EP called Flow which is avalable online as well as on sale at Action Records in Preston. And, excitement, we recorded a live video at Simion Audio Rooms Manchester in December. I love working with other musicians for the

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