Food festival to bring festive cheer to Colne

HARD AT WORK: Ashley Sutcliffe, from Live Like The Boy, is hosting his second food festival with Charles Bolton (S)
HARD AT WORK: Ashley Sutcliffe, from Live Like The Boy, is hosting his second food festival with Charles Bolton (S)
0
Have your say

Christmas in Colne is set to get even more enticing when stalls full of the naughtiest and nicest foods come to town.

This year’s Colne Food Festival has been given a festive spin, by being scheduled for the same day as the popular light switch-on.

CHEERS: Charles Bolton (S)

CHEERS: Charles Bolton (S)

Taking place on Saturday, November 29th, the delectable event is sure to have even the Scrooges of the world smiling - offering an array of stalls to get any tastebud tingling.

Now in its second year, organisers Ashley Sutcliffe and Charles Bolton hope the festival will be bigger and better than ever before.

Ashley (28), who runs Live Like The Boy, in Church Street, said: “We are feeling a little bit more relaxed about it this year, since last year’s event was the first one - but we are equally as excited.

“We have so much support behind us, and we are hoping it will have a real festive market feel. It is going to be Colne’s Christmas Bonanza.”

Following feedback from last year, the decision has been made to scatter stalls across the town - in marquees, gazebos and offices.

It will also run from 10am to 7pm, to give food lovers the chance to have two meals, while also enjoying the lights.

Ashley added: “We won’t be using the Muni this year so there’s no worry of being penned in by too many people.

“Last year 98% said it was fantastic, but 2% said it was too busy. The management of people through the town and stalls should be better this year.

“We already have at least 16 gazebos that are going to be on the pavements... and we have many returning stalls including Roaming Roosters, the Alma Inn and Riverford Organics and some new ones too so there is likely to be something for everyone.”

Anybody wanting to get involved in Colne Food Festival, by running stall, putting on classes or workshops or bringing anything “foodie themed” into town, can email info@colnefoodfestival.co.uk

For more information visit www.colnefoodfestival.co.uk