Crowds expected to flock to Tynemouth Food Festival

Left to right: (back) Sally Craigen, Janice Wilkinson, Kathleen Craig, Brianna Golightly, Dee Golightly, (front) Gaz Golightly, Jason Golightly, Clarissa Golightly.
Left to right: (back) Sally Craigen, Janice Wilkinson, Kathleen Craig, Brianna Golightly, Dee Golightly, (front) Gaz Golightly, Jason Golightly, Clarissa Golightly.

A popular food festival is returning to picturesque surroundings this weekend.

Foodies from across the region will be heading to the Tynemouth Food Festival, which is taking place against the stunning backdrop of Tynemouth Priory and Castle on Saturday and Sunday.

Most of the producers hail from the North East with produce ranging from sweet treats to savoury specials.

Drinks producers will be in attendance as well, from local small batch artisan coffee producers to North East brewers.

Visitors will also have a range of street foods to tuck into on the day, with 22 stalls cooking up dishes from around the world.

There will be demonstrations from renowned North East chefs, including Dave Coulson from Peace and Loaf in Jesmond, Troy Terrington from Dobson Parnell on Newcastle’s Quayside, and James Laffan from The Staith House on North Shields Fish Quay, plus a burger-making workshops run by festival sponsor Geordie Bangers.

Live music will be provided by Buskers in the Bar and there will be Forest School activities for ages six to 16, Animal Antics, face painting, Piccolo Music workshops for babies and toddlers and magician Graeme Shaw. Invictus Games 2014 basketball gold medallist Gaz Golightly will open the event on Saturday.

Money raised will go to SSAFA – the Armed Forces Charity.

For more information on Tynemouth Food Festival 2017, contact Sally Craigen on (0191) 257 9038 or email info@tynemouthfoodfestival.co.uk

To view a programme of events, for directions, and information visit www.tynemouthfoodfestival.co.uk

To beat the queues, you can buy tickets online for both days, priced at just £3.50 for adults, which includes entry to the Priory and Castle. Children under 16 go free.

Further details are available at www.tynemouthfoodfestival.co.uk/wristbands