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Saltburn Food Festival Returns with More Tasty Treats
Saltburn Food Festival will be back for a third helping on August 2 with even more tasty treats.
Organisers of the popular event promise that the town’s Milton Street will again be buzzing with around 70 producer stalls, a kitchen academy for children, live music, world street food and outdoor picnic and dining areas.
Special guests, including TV chef Peter Sidwell, Richard Ingram, Gilly Robinson and BBC Tees food expert Catherine Hill, will also be cooking up a storm at a live outdoor Cookery Theatre sponsored by Middlesbrough College.
The free festival, which runs between 10am and 4pm, builds on the town’s popular monthly farmers’ market.
Organiser Lorna Jackson says: “The last two food festivals have been amazing, really, a fantastic street party celebrating locally produced food.
“Milton Street was pretty much transformed into a village in itself and there was a wonderful sense of community around both days, with people coming in and out of the festival all day long.
“All the traders share our passion for good, local food. They love the people here and can’t wait for the day to come along.
“Above all, though, I think the festival is a real tribute to all the people of Saltburn who get behind the day, reflecting a real sense of optimism and community spirit that shows the town at its best.
“We’re currently smack bang in the middle of our final preparations and we hope we can do the town proud again this year.”
The festival’s guest chefs are all set to share some fabulous recipes and kitchen tips with visitors.
Peter Sidwell, author of the Simply Good cook books, says: “I’ve heard the festival is an amazing day, full of people who share my passion for good local food, so I jumped at the chance to be involved and I’m looking forward to being part of a really top day.”
Richard Ingram is making a welcome festival return after being part of it last year. The chef and lecturer at Middlesbrough College says: “Last year was just incredible – ridiculously busy but in a wonderful way.
“I didn’t need asking twice when I was invited back again this year. Some of the best new chefs from the college here are looking forward to a fantastic day.”
It’s set to be a festival homecoming for fellow guest chef Gilly Robinson, who grew up in Eaglescliffe and is now head tutor at Malton Cookery School.
Previously senior tutor at TV chef Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School in Kent, Gilly says: “We have a lot of customers from Saltburn and the rest of Teesside and East Cleveland who come to visit us in Malton, so I’m really looking forward to coming to see them on home ground for a change.
“I know the festival is going to be buzzing all day long and I can’t wait!”
A Whitby Vintage Bus will be on hand to carry people into the heart of town on the day as part of the festival’s park and ride scheme.
Cars will be able to park free on the old council coach park opposite Saltburn Golf Club and at the Saltburn Learning Campus (formerly Huntcliff School) and an all-day bus ticket will cost £2 for adults with under 16s going free.