Cramlington Foodie Festival will be returning for a second helping on July 18.
Taking place in the south mall of the Manor Walks shopping centre between 9.30am and 3pm, the festival will offer shoppers the chance to browse, sample and buy tasty treats from some of the North East’s top food producers.
Popular names who will be showcasing their home-made wares include the Mad Jam Woman, Mini Macaroon, Northumberland Sausage Company, Fruit Kitchen, Lottie McPhee’s Cupcakes and savoury pie maker Gubeon Range.
A selection of Manor Walks’ retailers will also be laying out their stalls on the day, including M&S Simply Food, Dicksons, the pork butchers, and Curiously Wicked, offering sweet treats.
Summer classics will be cooked up in the festival’s demonstration kitchen throughout the day from both Frankie & Benny’s and Prezzo, giving shoppers the chance to watch, learn and get involved in the making of the dishes during the sessions.
Budding bakers will have the chance to win a £100 gift card for M&S Simply Food by entering Manor Walks’ Scrummy Scone Search, where visitors’ batches of home-made scones should be brought along on the day to be taste-tested by a panel of judges.
For any young visitors, Lev3l 3 Crafters (and no, that isn’t a spelling mistake) will be running a series of Krafty Kidz sessions. There will also be face painting and a performance from a vintage singing group, the Doo-Wop Dollies, at 1.30pm in the centre mall.
Bruno Coppola, general manager at Manor Walks, says: “After the success of the first Cramlington Foodie Festival last year, we couldn’t wait to welcome it back for its second year.
“Visitors will be able to enjoy food stalls, craft stalls and a range of activities and performances at the centre of their community.
“It’s great to celebrate the quality of food produced right here in the North East by our eateries, retailers and some of the region’s best-known food suppliers. The Foodie Festival is the perfect opportunity for our loyal customers to taste something new and pick up some culinary tips just in time for the summer months.”
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