Festival set to bring in thousands of visitors

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Thousands of food lovers are set to flock to Filey this weekend for the second Filey Food Festival this year.

The event is expected to be very well attended after June’s food festival attracted around 9,000 visitors.

Held in the town’s Crescent Gardens and the Evron Centre, the festival, on Saturday and Sunday 12 and 13 October, is a fantastic opportunity to try and buy a huge assortment of local food and drink.

Attractions include:

l The Great Big Bake-Off, with a main prize of £50-worth of vouchers

l The Food Theatre, with demonstrations from local chefs and Yorkshire Coast College’s ‘Star Chefs of the Future’

l Award-winning pâté, gingerbread, game, pies, chocolates, vegetables, chutneys, mustards, jams, fish, coffee and much, much more

l Children’s fair, live music and beer tent

Event organiser Chris Elley said: “The festival was a great success earlier this year, with 9,000 visitors over the weekend.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the chef demonstrations again, especially the Yorkshire Coast College students, who 
always show a high standard of skills.”

Janet Deacon, North Yorkshire Area Director for Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “The June Filey Food Festival was a fantastic event and really pulled the crowds in, with an attendance figure nearly half as big again as the population of Filey!

“The festival is getting bigger and better each year – it’s now a real red letter day on the Filey calendar.”

The Festival is organised by the Discover Filey Development Trust Ltd and Filey Chamber of Trade and Commerce in association with, Sant’ Angelo Resources, and the councils of Filey, Scarborough, North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire, in association with Welcome to Yorkshire, deliciouslyyorkshire and Filey Tourism Association.