Popular food and drink festival to return - twice!

Published Thursday 6 December 2018

The 2018 Market Harborough’s Food & Drink Festival was such a success that plans are underway to bring it back not once but twice in 2019.

The Summer Food and Drink Festival returns to Welland Park in Market Harborough on Saturday 3 August and Sunday 4 August 2019 11am to 7pm with a host of great food and drink stalls, a demo kitchen and children’s rides.

Food and drink festivalThere will be local, national and international cuisine on offer; featuring mouth watering hot food, cider, beer, local meat, award-winning pies, fudge, chutney and cheese in abundance.

Cllr Neil Bannister, Leader of Harborough District Council, said, “The 2018 event was a tremendous success. It was nominated for the best Leicestershire Festival at the Leicestershire Tourism Awards which is testimony as to its popularity. Harborough District Council is working really hard to ensure that the 2019 summer event is just as successful.”

Harborough District Council is also urging residents to make a note in the diary for 15, 16 and 17 November 2019 when a Winter Food and Drink Festival will also take place in Welland Park.

Cllr Bannister added: “We want to support events that bring visitors to the district and which boost the local economy. The Winter Food and Drink Festival will not only kick start the countdown to Christmas in the town, but will give visitors an opportunity to come along and see what Harborough has to offer as a tourist destination.”

The Winter Food and Drink Festival will have a slightly different feel to the summer event with a covered central eating area, music, and a festive atmosphere.

For further information about the events or for an event application form contact Sairah Butt at s.butt@harborough.gov.uk or call 07522 232 263.