Ten years of Food Festival

After the disappointment of not being able to put on the annual Food Festival last year or this May Bank Holiday, the organising team has fingers firmly crossed for 11 September.

Tideswell will celebrate its 10th year of this superb event providing a range of food and entertainment. There will be local food traders, artisan food stalls, and an indoor artisan crafts market, all guaranteed to tickle your taste buds and excite your love of all things hand made, as well as singing and dancing. Parking and entry are free.

Tideswell’s Food Festival is an established fixture on the Food Festival trail.  Organised and run by a group of village volunteers with any surplus distributed as grants to local causes.  Over £6,000 has been donated for local causes and projects to date.

Sadly, some of our regular traders have been forced out of business due to the pandemic. We can accommodate over 60 food stalls. Stallholders tell us that they find the event is well organised and visitors tell us how welcome they feel and they love the atmosphere of the event. If you would like a stall or know someone who would, please contact Karen via email: bookings.tideswellfoodfestival@gmail.com

Tideswell’s local churches will again open their doors. The regular Makers Market will be in the Cathedral of the Peak with appropriate distancing measures. Also, our annual Allotment Show will be in Fountain Square Church. There are also local cafés and shops. Our volunteer marshals will be able to answer questions and signpost people to all the attractions.

Tideswell is working actively to reduce its carbon footprint and to run events more sustainably.  Traders are encouraged to use recyclable packaging and receptacles.

Julia Fell, who is part of the organising group, says about the Food Festival – “We’re hopeful the Food Festival will go ahead as it’s enjoyed by villagers and visitors alike. We will follow all the distancing guidelines, of course, so everyone is safe. There’s always a superb buzz in the village and everyone benefits, the local shops, the traders, visitors and the community. Entry and parking is free of charge. We look forward to welcoming you”.

The festival runs from 10 till 4pm on the day – free entry.

For more information see https://www.facebook.com/TideswellFoodFestival/

Arancini prove popular. Photo:  Bernard O’Sullivan, insideoutphoto.co.uk

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