Taste Cumbria Food festival
Easter Weekend 14–16 April 2017
Taste Cumbria comes to Kirkby Lonsdale over the Easter weekend. Come and join the foodie fun from Good Friday, 14 April, through to Easter Sunday, 16 April. There’ll be dozens of stands and a huge variety of food and drink for you to try and buy!
The line-up for the Kirkby Lonsdale festival will be a fabulous Taste Cumbria showcase for all that is great about food and drink in the county. Local producers showing off their wares in the Market Square will include our very own Kircabi Roasters and Whin Yeats Dairy (from Hutton Roof). Add to that an eclectic mix of stands including meats, pickles, olives, jams, breads, local spirits and spices – you’ll be spoilt for choice.
As if this wasn’t enough we have street theatre and a full programme of events in the Lunesdale Hall. Some great chefs will be demonstrating their talents, with special areas set aside for the youngest visitors to get involved. There will be tastings of course and a chance to pose your culinary conundrums. The programme of demos runs from 11am – 3pm each day and will include sessions with some of Cumbria’s most successful chefs.
There will also be a Festival within a Festival taking place in Royal Barn! Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery will present a new Festival beer as well as a variety of guest ales in honour of the event at their very own beer festival and there will be live music to add to the party atmosphere.
We couldn’t stage the event without the vital support of our sponsors - The Hipping Hall Hotel, Mill House Cottages and the Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery. In addition we are grateful for the support of the Chamber of Trade, SLDC and the KL Town Council.
Additional parking for the event will be offered at KLRFC and signed from the A65 to cut the amount of visitor traffic in the town. The event will be marshalled with staff from Taste on hand to deal with visitor queries and direct traffic/pedestrians.
And there’s more good news…
To celebrate the inaugural Taste Cumbria Kirkby Lonsdale festival, one lucky couple can win a stay at Hipping Hall including a nine-course tasting menu, complete with a suite of matched wines.
For more details and to enter go to www.tastecumbria.com/Win. Competition closes on 24 April 2017