IN PICTURES: Over 5,000 pour in for ‘best Louth Food Festival yet’

Over 5,000 people poured into Louth Town Centre on Sunday for the biggest, tastiest event of the summer for the ever-popular Louth Food Festival.

Run by the volunteers of the Louth Town Partnership, visitors from near and far descended on some 80 stalls selling produce from fudge to fishcakes.

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Asides from exploring the goods on display, visitors were also treated to live entertainment from Paul Douglas, Richard Papps and Roger Beard, The Marvs and Lacey Gardens School.

Cookery demonstrations were also provided by Michael Bullimore from the Queens Head in Legbourne and Debbie Kenyon who has worked with the likes of Jamie Oliver.

Other crowd-drawers included a bike-powered smoothie maker, the Earthbound Misfits street-performers, and face painters which provided delights for the whole family.

A Park and Ride system was set up with the help of the 4 x 4 Response Team to ease traffic in the town, with cars parking in the Fairfield Industrial estate and visitors catching a lift for just 50p into the town bus station in one of the specially provided buses.

The scheme brought in visitors from afar a field as Hull, proving that the Town Partnership is helping put Louth on the map as a tourist destination.

The Food Festival marks the finale of the Zero Degrees Festival which Louth has been hosting over the last three weeks.

Jerry Gale, Town Partnership chairman, said “This was our best Food Festival yet, with thousands enjoying Louth in the sunshine.

These events are hosted with the intention of providing a boost for the local economy and to showcase the town and hopefully this is what we achieved.

We will now set to work to ensure that our Victorian Family Fayre on Oct 20 and our Christmas Craft Market on Dec 1 are equally as fantastic.”