Over 20,000 food enthusiasts converged on Clitheroe for the town’s ‘best ever’ annual food festival. And jubilant organisers Ribble Valley Borough Council today said the event had surpassed all expectations. The festival, sponsored by the Compleat Food Group, Fort Vale Engineering and Holmes Mill, showcased some of the region’s best food and drink – from wild game and Biltong beef to cheese truckles and curry kits, along with a feast of fruit and vegetables packed with authentic flavours – from around 90 exhibitors. It also attracted a jaw-dropping fly-over by the Red Arrows, which brought the town centre to a
Motorists and residents are advised that there will be a series of road closures and parking restrictions in Clitheroe during the town’s food festival. The Clitheroe Food Festival takes place on Saturday (August 12) and looks set to attract thousands of food enthusiasts from across the North West to Clitheroe town centre. And several road closures and no parking zones will be in place to ensure the top event runs safely. The following roads in Clitheroe will be closed in their entirety from 6am until 6pm on festival day: Castle Street, Market Place, King Lane, King Street, New Market Street
The world’s most famous aerobatic display team is to fly over Clitheroe this Saturday (12 August). Weather permitting, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, or Red Arrows, will fly over the Clitheroe Food Festival in Castle Street as it gets into full swing at about 1.56pm. Representing the speed, agility and precision of the RAF, the Red Arrows have performed in their distinctive Hawk jets more than 5,000 times across the world. And the fly-over – Clitheroe’s second in the last decade – promises to be a fantastic spectacle. Nicola Hopkins, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s director of economic development and
A celebrated Scotch egg described as the King of the North is to roll up at this year’s Clitheroe Food Festival. Lytham-based Mr Murray’s Scotch Eggs is one of the new exhibitors at the festival, which takes place on Saturday, 12 August. The award-winning eggs, made in a raft of spectacular flavours, including chilli cheese Welsh rarebit, Spanish chorizo and Bury black pudding, recently swept the board at the British Street Food Awards, winning gongs for Best Snack, Future Food Legend and King of the North. The Clitheroe Food Festival, organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council and sponsored by the
A huge dollop of free family fun will be dished up at the Clitheroe Food Festival on Saturday, 12 August. The free-to-enter festival, organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council and sponsored by the Compleat Food Group, Fort Vale Engineering and Holmes Mill, is one of Lancashire’s most popular events, attracting over 18,000 visitors to the town centre. And the icing on the cake is this year’s festival will round off a week of foodie events being held throughout Ribble Valley. Festival organiser Ribble Valley Borough Council has decided to expand the festival, one of the most popular food festivals in
Fort ValeIntroducing this years Clitheroe Food Festival Headline sponsors: Holmes Mill, The Compleat Food Group and Fort Vale Engineering! Based in the heart of Clitheroe, Holmes Mill is a unique celebration of Lancashire food, drink and entertainment. On the 12 August, be sure to visit the Bowland Brewery Bar in the Market Car Park to try the best local Ales of Outstanding Natural Beauty! The Compleat Food Group are extremely proud to be involved with their local community so are delighted to be headline sponsoring the Clitheroe Food Festival again this year. The team from their Lincoln Way
Food and drink producers in Lancashire are invited to apply for pitches at the award-winning Clitheroe Food Festival. The festival, organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council and hailed as one of the best in the UK, will take place on Saturday, 12 August. Over 100 stalls are up for grabs at the free-to-enter festival, which features some of the finest food and drink producers in Lancashire and attracts thousands food enthusiasts from across the North. Priority will be given to producers from Ribble Valley and Lancashire, but exhibitors from further afield will be considered if their product is of an
Save the Date as Food Festival Turns into Week-Long Event Calling all food enthusiasts – save the date for this year’s Clitheroe Food Festival, which takes place on Saturday, 12 August. What’s more this year’s festival will round off a week of foodie events being held throughout Ribble Valley. Festival organiser Ribble Valley Borough Council has decided to expand the festival, now in its 11th year and one of the most popular food festivals in the country, into the week-long Ribble Valley Taste Fest. The fest, from 5 to 12 August, will feature a series of themed ‘walks with taste’
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