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Food and Craft Festival returns to Rothbury for Bank Holiday Monday

More than 50 stalls will be offering a mouth-watering selection of food and drink to tempt tastebuds of all persuasions

Trevor Walker Swallow Fish will be at Rothbury food festival
Swallow Fish will be at Rothbury food festival

A fun Bank Holiday Monday is on the menu as Rothbury holds its now annual Food and Craft Festival.

More than 50 stalls selling everything from cakes and preserves to confectionery, cheeses, muffins, meats and waffles alongside a range of unique gifts, are promised at the free to attend family focussed event on May 4.

Held at the Haugh on the banks of the River Coquet, among the regional foodie names who will be laying out their stalls on May 4 will be Kitty’s Ginger Wine, Hadrian’s Pizza, the Mad Jam Woman, Northumberland Poultry, The Great Northumberland Bread Company, Simply Cheesecake, Swallow Fish and Pies R Us.

The food and craft festival started in 2008 as a small, family event with just 20 stalls and has grown in popularity year-on-year.

More than 10,000 people are estimated to have flocked to the festival since then to browse the wares, sample delicious food and drink and enjoy the picturesque Northumberland riverside location.

Live entertainment will this year be provided by North Tyneside Steel Band and Alnwick-based singer Lewis Denny.

The Rothbury Food and Craft Festival will open its doors at 10am and run until 4pm. For more details visit www.rothburyfoodandcraftfestival.co.uk, Follow on twitter @Roth_FCFestival or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rothburyfoodandcraftfestival


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