Clitheroe Food Festival: plea for volunteers

Clitheroe Food Festival 2013.
Clitheroe Food Festival 2013.

Volunteers are desperately
needed to help make this year’s Clitheroe Food Festival as good as previous years.

The event, which last year attracted around 18,000 people to the town, will take place on Saturday, August 9th, and its team of organisers would welcome any help local people can offer.

Last year’s event had more than 100 stalls, offering hog roasts, award-winning ales and curries plus a pudding feast.

A popular addition to the festival, the pudding feast, co-ordinated by the charity the Friends of Chernobyl’s Children, Clitheroe branch, will feature again this year.

The charity will once again host the extravaganza at the St Mary’s Centre, Church Street, from noon until 4 pm or until it sells out. Anyone willing to donate a pudding for this very worthy cause should email info@clitheroefood

Any local businesses which would like to sponsor the event are also urged to get in touch with the festival’s organisers via the above email.

Organisers of this year’s event hope to build on last year’s winning formula, which saw food critic Matthew Fort, of “BBC TV’s Great British Menu”, who is from Clitheroe, host the event.

A spokeswoman for the organisers said were always looking at ways in which the festival could be developed or improved.