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Plans for food festival on track

Created on 20/08/2018 @ 20:58
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More than 60 food producers, entertainment and more is being promised for Newtown Food Festival taking place next week.

The event will take place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September in the Town Hall Grounds and town centre.

The event starts at 10am until midnight on the Saturday and 10am until 5pm on the Sunday.

It has been organised by Newtown Town Council and the Friends of Newtown Food Festival.

Chair of the Friends group, Rina Clarke, said: “There is plenty to do over the weekend for all ages. We have over 60 food producers and street food stalls, the French Village, fantastic live music all day and up until midnight on Saturday evening plus a jam-packed menu of activities in the children’s village include pizza making, campfire building and the legendary Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.”

“We have inspirational menus and demonstrations in our state-of-the-art Festival Kitchen, including renowned local chef & hotelier Roger Stevens who is bringing back his popular masterclass – ‘The Perfect Sunday Lunch’.

"We have a health and wellbeing theme this year so we are getting things started in the morning with Zumba and ‘laughter yoga’.

Mayor, Cllr Sue Newham added: “There will be walkabout performers and activities offered by community groups including one of my highlights – a slow bike race! I’m so pleased that we are able to offer this event free because it means that it’s open to everyone.

"We’re also lucky that the festival takes place in such beautiful surroundings in the parkland by the river. We’re hoping local people and visitors from outside Newtown will come and enjoy a great day out.”

Full details of the festival are at and Facebook/NewtownFoodFest.

Paper copies of the programme are available in local shops and cafes and the Town Council / Tourist Information / Robert Owen Museum at The Cross, Broad Street.

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