Holbeach Food Festival will be bigger and better

Wood-fired pizza by Bakkavor at last year's festival -  Kerry Fletcher, Silvia Waring, Ian Swann, Josh Michell.
Wood-fired pizza by Bakkavor at last year's festival - Kerry Fletcher, Silvia Waring, Ian Swann, Josh Michell.

Final preparations are being made for this year’s Holbeach Food Festival.

The festival is back at the town’s William Stukeley C of E Primary School grounds, off Spalding Road, on Saturday, July 2, 10am-4pm.

This year there are new stands selling olive oils, chocolate salami, cheeses, fresh fish and cupcakes from a budding young Holbeach entrepeneur, Stephanie Smithson, who is starting out in her new business.

The 2016 event will see more than 30 stalls and gazebos selling a variety of home-grown produce from local retailers, who sit alongside the likes of Bakkavor Pizzas who will be making bespoke pizzas on site, and DGM growers, showing off their wide range of unusual vegetables.

A fully equipped bar courtesy of The Old Exchange and Churchill Ciders will ensure a great day out.

To bring atmosphere to the event, George King and the Kingswingers Jazz Band will be entertaining the crowds alongside some local entertainment including Hob and The Goblin and Zumba dance demonstrations.

The annual event attracted 1,500 people last year and it is hoped to build on this year on year and add to the range of events in Holbeach, including the popular Music and Beer Festival during the first weekend in August and the St Nicholas Christmas Fayre in December.

Holbeach Food Festival is pleased to be associated with Holbeach St Marks Community Gym in promoting active lifestyles and is sponsored by a Heathy Hub grant promoting volunteering opportunities and healthier eating through appropriate reading materials in the Holbeach Library Community Hub.

Coun Nick Worth, who organises the event, said: “ This year promises to be the best yet with a number of new stall holders covering a wider range of food and drink.

“This is a great family day out. I would like to thank William Stukeley Primary School for the use of their beautiful grounds and for their help on the day, along with the volunteers who make sure this event runs smoothly on the day. Enjoy.”