Louth Food Festival attracted 5,000 people

Food festival
Food festival

There were 5,000 people at the ‘biggest, tastiest event of the summer’, the Louth Food Festival.

Run by the volunteers of the Louth Town Partnership, the day saw the town centre filled by an extensive range of produce from over 80 traders, with stalls selling everything from fudge to fishcakes.

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 pullers 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 4x4 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.

This scheme brought in visitors from afar afield 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, is delighted with the turn out: “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 October 20 and our Christmas Craft Market on December 1 are equally as fantastic.”