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Clitheroe: Make a Date for Town's Top Food Festival

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The Clitheroe Food Festival takes place on Saturday 10 August
Published Thursday, 13 June 2019

Make a date in your diary for this year’s Clitheroe Food Festival, which takes place on Saturday 10 August.

The free-to-enter festival will showcase a feast of food bursting with flavour from over 100 of the region’s best artisan producers, including:

  • Biltong beef and outdoor-reared Bowland pork
  • Sizzling sausage piroshky and Cinnamon burza
  • Beetroot gravadlax and organic ‘Bob’s knobs’
  • Devil pie and spicy ‘weaping reaper’ sauce
  • Cherry Bakewell gin and peanut butter hummus

Producers are screened for quality and this year’s festival features many with a national reputation, among them Choc Amor, Fatjax Chutney, Leagram Organic Dairy and Port of Lancaster Smokehouse.

And the event will dish up a huge dollop of street entertainment, including the plate-flipping and napkin-sculpting slapstick of the Comedy Waiters, the ‘daring deeds with dishes’ of Culinary Capers; popular Mad Science, who will set up a series of fun stations featuring madcap demonstrations and hands-on activities, and non-stop live music.

Stuart Carefoot, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s community services committee, said: “The Clitheroe Food Festival is a great showcase for Lancashire  food and drink, which is among some of the best in the UK.

“Ribble Valley has created a strong narrative around food over the years and festival-goers can expect to find top-quality artisan produce and a feast of family fun.”

The Clitheroe Food Festival is one of Lancashire’s most popular events, attracting over 18,000 visitors to the town centre.

It is organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council and sponsored by Bowland Brewery and Fort Vale Engineering.

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