Food festival set to return to borough

Food enthusiasts are being invited to a special festival making a return to the borough.

The Proper Food and Drink Festival will be at the recently opened Spanish City plaza, in Whitley Bay, on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15, between 10am and 5pm.

Festival organisers are visiting three towns this year – with the Whitley Bay venue their second stop off – following the success of the event in North Shields last year.

The free event will feature more than 70 exhibitors with a range of food and drink.

Producers will be selling a wide selection of hot and cold food from around the region and further afield.

There will also be licensed bars selling real ale and ciders plus a wine and cocktail bar.

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The festival will be at Northumberland Square, North Shields, on August 30 and 31.