Culinary treats at food festival

Ripponden festive market. Olivia Mitchell and Ruth Thompson from Porcus.
Ripponden festive market. Olivia Mitchell and Ruth Thompson from Porcus.
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The seventh annual Halifax Food and Drink Festival returns this weekend and promises to be a real culinary feast.

Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on the town for two days of food heaven, which will be packed full of mouth-watering delights to suit all taste buds and pockets.

Local, regional and international produce will be on display and visitors can enjoy live cooking demonstrations and a homegrown farmers’ market, as well as free sampling and giveaways.

Marketing Halifax chairman, Reverend Canon Hilary Barber, said: “Halifax is proving to be one of the north’s leading food and drink festivals, gaining more and more recognition over the years and increasing visitor numbers into the town centre annually.

“The whole purpose of the festival is to help the town become more resilient and economically stable for the future.

Reverend Barber said that he hopes that the festival will attract people living outside of Calderdale.

He said: “It’s about promoting the town and shouting from the rooftops about how great Halifax is.

“The highlight for me will be seeing the town full of people and really buzzing.”

The festival, organised by the team at Marketing Halifax and supported by Calderdale Council, Borough Market and The Woolshops, is free to attend and returns to Halifax on Saturday, June 21 (10am-5pm) and Sunday, June 22 (10am-4pm).

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