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Morpeth cooks up a packed weekend of Foodie fun!

Morpeth cooks up a packed weekend of Foodie fun!
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Morpeth cooks up a packed weekend of Foodie fun!

2 October 2017

Morpeth is preparing to welcome hundreds of visitors this weekend as the market town hosts its fabulous two day annual Festival of Food and Drink.

Venues across the town will be packed with delicious food, produce and drinks from across the region.

Everything from unusual gins to local sausages, spicy curries and mouth-watering hand- made chocolate will be on the menu as the town prepares to put on a fabulous foody spread for visitors.

The annual event, sponsored by Stratstone Tyneside BMW was launched five years ago and has grown year on year. This weekend will see the event run over two days on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of October with record numbers expected to attend.

There will be cooking demonstrations from leading local chefs throughout the weekend as well as musical entertainment and more than 100 stalls.

The town’s amateur chefs are also busy preparing for their own version of “Bake Off” with competitions taking place at the Chantry for the best jam, sweet pie and scones.

And this year the judges will be joined by Lorna Robertson – Masterchef 2017 Finalist  – who will also be demonstrating her own cooking skills by preparing one of her favourite dishes in the demo kitchen.

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will be marching down Newgate Street during the event on the Saturday and this year will also see the return of the O2 music stage which will be located near the Chantry.

And to make sure you can beat the crowds there will be a Park and Ride scheme sponsored by Northern Gas Networks which will run throughout the weekend from County Hall.

Ken Brown from Morpeth Town Team said: “This is the fifth anniversary of the Food Festival here in Morpeth and its incredible how the event has grown. We have some really wonderful traders coming for the event as well as a great line up of entertainment – all in the backdrop of our beautiful town.

“We are particularly grateful to our main sponsor Stratstone Tyneside BMW for supporting the event again this year.”

A Park and Ride scheme sponsored by Northern Gas Networks will be running from County Hall.

Picture shows – scenes from last year’s Festival. This year’s event takes place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October. For more information about times and locations of activities as well as special food festival offers visit

To arrange a preview interview about this year’s Morpeth Food Festival contact Amanda Holmes on or 07747621902 or Medi Parry on 07818 047694.

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644


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