Team pulls out all the stops
WITH just six months to complete the task,
Nantwich Food and Drink Festival Ltd - a new body set up to run the
festival - is getting down to the job of providing a FREE event for the
town. But unlike in previous years, where the main location was Mill
Island and there were a few other activities in The Square, etc, the majority of
the town centre will be the venue.
Mill Island - which was
damaged by the event in 2090 - won't get a look in.
During the weekend of September
24 to 26 (Friday to Sunday), a 50-stall gourmet food venue will be
staged in the Civic Hall. The monthly Farmers' Market will be in The
Square just by filling its regular slot. Pubs, cafes, shops and
restaurants will be holding tasting sessions and demonstrations. [For
more details see What's On - General
on this website.]
Nantwich Food and Drink
Festival Ltd, under the chairmanship of Nantwich Town Councillor Graham
Fenton (left), comprises former committee members, Nantwich Town Councillors
(including the ubiquitous Cllr Keith Cafferty), and members of Nantwich
Agricultural Society - fresh from another successful Nantwich and South
The Chairman said: "Our
aim is to make Nantwich a paradise for foodies and bring thousands
of people into town over a long weekend when things generally quieten
down for tourism.
"The big difference about this
year's event is that it is free. We don't want cost to be an issue
preventing local people from enjoying a fabulous festival and all the
associated activities on their doorstep."
The festival will be sponsored
by Cheshire East Council and Mornflake (the porridge oats people).
However, Cheshire East Council are said to be phasing out support over
three years but let's hope - national spending cuts apart - they can be
persuaded to change their mind.