Ulverston gears up for bank holiday food festival

ULVERSTON is bracing itself to become a town of tasty treats this bank holiday weekend.

Taste Cumbria Food Festival will be descending on the town centre on Saturday and Sunday (May 24 and 25) where food and drink stalls will line the streets.

Marie Whitehead, who organises all of Taste Cumbria's events and festivals on behalf of Cumbria Tourism, said: "The response to Taste Cumbria Ulverston has been phenomenal, and for a first year festival to have over 45 producers, it's really amazing!

“We have worked really closely with Ulverston Town Council to ensure this event is a great weekend for everyone!"

A whopping 45 producers from artisan bakers to marshmallow makers from all four corners of the county will be gathering to display their wares.

Local pubs and breweries are teaming up to dispense a huge selection of the beers being specially brewed for the festival.

With nine separate venues taking part, a collection of more than 60 beers from more than 20 breweries hailing from across the county, an Ale Trail looks set to be a great way to take a break from the hustle of the busy streets.

Taste Cumbria’s popular chef demonstrations will be running throughout the day, and are free of charge.

There will also be a range of free kids arts and crafts activities provided by Ford Park Community Group in the town centre, including Scarecrow making, salad bowl growing, sheep collage and more.

Richard Greenwood, Cumbria Tourism’s Head of Operations, commented: ‘’There is no doubt that Cumbria’s food and drink industry is really worth shouting about and this year’s series of Taste Cumbria Food Festivals promise to be the best yet.

For more information about the festival or to book tickets for any of the Taste Cumbria Food Festival events visit www.tastecumbria.com

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