Something for everyone at Halifax Food and Drink Festival

Halifax Food and Drink Festival. Customers try continental sweets.
Halifax Food and Drink Festival. Customers try continental sweets.

There will be something to get everyone’s taste buds tingling at the seventh annual Halifax Food and Drink Festival.

The festival attracted 25,000 visitors last year and is set to be a food lover’s dream once again.

Visitors to the festival will be able to try local, regional produce as well as sample international foods from around the globe, including European, Indian, Asian and Caribbean cuisine.

There will also be live cooking demonstrations across the two days as well as a chance soak up the atmosphere at the Farmer’s Market, a new addition to the festival.

Rachel McAlley, Project Manager for Events and Festivals at Marketing Halifax, said: “There are 88 exhibitors involved and they range from showing local and regional produce sourced in Halifax, Calderdale and West Yorkshire to exotic food from international exhibitors.

“People will be able to try unusual bread and cakes from local artisan bakers, take a trip down memory lane with sweets from yesteryear, buy fine wines, local cider, traditional burgers and hot dogs and watch cooking demonstrations.

“There will be something for everyone and something to suit every price range, whether people want to try a few samples or go home with bags full of goodies.”

The festival, which is free to attend, returns to Halifax on Saturday June 21 (10am to 5pm) and Sunday June 22 (10am to 4pm)

For more information visit, @halifaxfoodfest on Twitter or search for ‘Halifax Food Fest’ on Facebook.