Taste Cumbria Food Fest 2016
Taste Cumbria Food Festival is to be held Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th September 2016 in Cockermouth
Taste Cumbria traffic management will be in place. Main Street will
be two-way between the bottom of Station Street and Market Place.
Station Street will also be two-way.
An official website with information is now online.
Organised by CN Events, the 2014 Taste Cumbria festival included a beer festival and comedy night. Then, on Saturday and Sunday , there was a packed weekend of masterclasses, demonstrations and Grub Club family activities, as well as a Produce Market with around 100 stalls offering tastings, shopping and foodie activities. Many of the independent businesses in Cockermouth also join in the event, offering special offers, samples and competitions with a food and drink theme.
The 2014 festival was funded by generous financial assistance from Allerdale Borough Council, Cockermouth Town Council, Cumbria Tourism, the Trout Hotel, Jennings Brewery, Caterite and The Coffee Kitchen in Cockermouth, the new Lakes Distillery and innovation and technology giant Westinghouse.
An official new website with information is now online.
The Hairy Bikers - Dave Myers and Si
King - could have filled Christ Church at least four times over for
their two shows on Saturday, which were a mix of cooking and quips.
As well as the market, which featured local food producers and businesses,
the Memorial Gardens was the venue for traders with the centrepiece
the beer and bangers marquee, featuring Cockermouth brewers Jennings,
Workington outfit Michael Krause and other local breweries. See
images on Facebook.
Fest in 2010
showpiece of the 2010 festival was Saturday's 'Open Dining' event, where
for one day Cockermouth becomes a huge, open-air food court!
Antony Worrell Thompson at the 2010 Fest