St James Food Festival in Louth

A FOOD festival will be held in Louth town centre on Sunday July 17.

There will be 50 stalls, with many selling local produce, arts and crafts, entertainment and live cookery demonstrations.

The St James’ Food Festival is being hosted by the Louth Food & Drink Group, part of the Louth Town Partnership.

Group Chairman, Patrick Neville, says the popularity of last year’s Victorian Family Fayre sparked a renewed enthusiasm for theme markets.

He said: “Over 4,000 people flocked to the Victorian Fayre and many stalls sold out by early afternoon. Shops, pubs and cafes who opened reported brisk business.

“I’m pleased to say that over 30 town centre businesses have agreed to open for the St James’ Festival, and we encourage more to do so.”

He said the July date would coincide with a busy time for local coastal resorts. “So we can expect plenty of visitors, many of whom will be experiencing Louth for the first time”.

Plans are also underway for the town’s second Victorian Family Fayre on Sunday October 23.