Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival 2013 filled with fun

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Foodies ate up the fine fare – and the fine weather – at a fabulous food and drink festival in Holmfirth.

Hordes of hungry folk descended on the weekend long event to get a bite of something nice, with many traders reporting the ravenous revellers had cleaned them out.

The eighth annual festival was packed with local produce and street stalls selling everything from gourmet bangers to bake-off buns.

Real ale lovers were also treated as Victoria Street micro-brewery, The Nook, welcomed enthusiasts for tours around its brewhouse.

Entertainment came in the shape of stilt walkers and quirky street theatre while live music was provided by the Frumptarn Guggen Band, the Street Jazz Jammers and The Moot.

Children were not forgotten about with free workshops available, including biscuit decorating, chocolate making and ‘mocktail’ classes.

There were big crowds throughout the two days of the festival, as blue skies and sunshine greeted the visitors.

Visitors to the Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival 2013
Visitors to the Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival 2013
 

Chairman of Holme Valley Parish Council, Clr Greg Christofi, said there had been a massive appetite for local produce.

He said: “It’s been absolutely brilliant, it’s been much busier than last year.

“It’s been very successful and I must congratulate the people from Kirklees Council who have done wonders for Holmfirth again.

“It’s a great boost for the town and hopefully people liked what they saw and will come back.”

The Kirklees Council-backed event was attended by both Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney and the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Martyn Bolt, who were both seen tucking into treats at various stalls around Holmfirth town centre.

Mr McCartney later declared the event “awesome”.

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