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Morpeth Food and Drink Festival returns after success of inaugural event

October 4 is the date for your diary if good food, chocolate festivals, kitchen demos and family entertainment are on your 'like' list

Trevor Walker Photography Morpeth Food Festival
Morpeth Food Festival

Organisers are on the countdown to Morpeth’s Food and Drink Festival being held next month – and are promising an even bigger and better event this year.

The festival was first staged in the town last year to mark the launch of the new Morpeth Markets and was such a success it is set to become an annual event.

Programmes are currently being distributed across the region to publicise the festival and the gallery at Sanderson Arcade has also been dedicated to promoting the event, which will be held at venues across the town on October 4th.

As well as a demo kitchen and a range of food stalls on the market place, there will also be locally produced drinks, a chocolate festival and a jam making competition. The Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will also be performing during the day.

The event is organised by the Morpeth Chamber of Trade, Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth Town Team, Morpeth Markets Advisory Group and Northumberland County Council, and sponsors include Blackshaws of Alnwick, Arriva, Schweppes Abbey Well, Stratstone Tyneside, Barluga, Gareth James Chocolatier and Jimmy the Lamb Man.

Medi Parry, centre manager at Sanderson Arcade, says: “We are delighted to be joining with the rest of the town in taking part in the food festival.

“After the great success of last year’s event we’ve all been working hard to make sure this year’s festival is just as popular and brings’ some new features to the event as well. It’s a great chance to come along and see what our fantastic town has to offer.”

For more information about the food festival visit the More in Morpeth website www.moreinmorpeth.co.uk

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