Food festival first for Holbeach will appeal to all family tastes

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Holbeach is to have its first ever food festival this year with specialist stalls and family entertainment.

The festival will be hosted by William Stukeley Primary School, in Spalding Road, and is jointly organised by school leaders and county and district councillor Nick Worth.

It takes place from 10am-4pm on Sunday, June 14 – timed to coincide with the first day of the ever popular Holbeach Vintage Rally.

Coun Worth said the events are being marketed jointly, to pull in a bumper crowd, and it’s hoped Holbeach Community Bus will be on hand and work as a shuttle between the two venues.

Holbeach High Street is renowned for its “world cuisine”, with restaurants offering a vast array of dining experiences.

Staff from the popular Krua Thai will be among those showcasing their skills at the festival alongside local 
giants Bakkavor and 
QV Foods.

Coun Worth said: “We will have about 20 bespoke food stalls – all with different foods – and we are providing some very different entertainment.”

Black Country Touring, part of Birmingham Repertory Company, are visiting with three caravans to entertain the crowds.

And there will be live jazz and some home-grown music with performances by Holbeach Town Band.

There will also be entertainment and activities especially for children.

Coun Worth said: “We are signposting it on the A17 – we are trying to encourage people to come into town.

“We want to make people more aware of the spectacular gardens at the school and also to try to boost the footfall in the town.

“I am hoping a lot of people will come.”

Rotarians have volunteered to man the town’s car parks to help residents and tourists alike on the day.