Motorists are Advised of Food Festival Road Closures

Published: 11th August 2023

Image of Clitheroe Food Festival at Clitheroe Market

Motorists and residents are advised that there will be a series of road closures and parking restrictions in Clitheroe during the town’s food festival.

The Clitheroe Food Festival takes place on Saturday (12 August) and looks set to attract thousands of food enthusiasts from across the North West to Clitheroe town centre.

And several road closures and no parking zones will be in place to ensure the top event runs safely.

The following roads in Clitheroe will be closed in their entirety from 6am until 6pm on festival day: Castle Street, Market Place, King Lane, King Street, New Market Street and Back King Street.

Parking will also be restricted in the following roads from 3pm on August 11 until midnight on Saturday:

●        Railway View Road its entirety

●        Waddington Road between the Railway View Road junction and Clitheroe Cemetery

●        Pendle Road between the Hayhurst Street and Highmoor Park junctions

●        Eshton Terrace between the Woone Lane junction and railway crossing

●        Castle Street

●        Market Place

●        King Lane

●        King Street

●        New Market Street

Motorists, including blue badge holders, are advised that vehicles parking in prohibited areas will be reported to the police and risk being towed away.

A large park and ride will be in operation at Clitheroe Auction Market for £5 per vehicle (card or cash) and the drop-off and pick-up point is at the Clitheroe Interchange, a short distance from the festival.

The free-to-enter Clitheroe Food Festival features quality food and drink – from wild game and Biltong beef to cheese truckles and curry kits, along with a feast of fruit and vegetables packed with authentic flavours – from around 90 exhibitors.

Revisiting this year’s festival are former Ribble Valley Business Award winners Millie and Ruby’s Dog Bakery, which produces dog treats handmade from locally sourced, organic ingredients and free from artificial additives, flavourings and colourings.

Also pitching up will be Bacup-based the Fudge Factory, which produces some of the finest handcrafted fudge in the UK and will be based in the Clitheroe Market food court.

And if you fancy getting hot, hot, hot visit the Clitheroe Market bullring, where Burnley-based Mama Shar’s Caribbean Cooking will be dishing up jerk chicken, rice and peas, curried goat and fried chicken dumplings, among other specialities devised by founder Sharmen Frith-Hemmings using family recipes handed down through the generations.

Also returning to the festival will be a host of veteran exhibitors, including Colin’s Country Crepes, Cowman’s Famous Sausage Shop, Mrs Dowson’s Ice-Cream, the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, the Port of Lancaster Smokehouse, Real Thai Pies and the Weston Biltong Company.

There will also be a feast of family-friendly street entertainment and live music throughout the town centre.

If you have any queries regarding deliveries or collections during the road closures or want information on mini-bus and coach parking, please contact Tom Maddox at Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.

The Clitheroe Food Festival is organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council and sponsored by The Compleat Food Company, Fort Vale Engineering and Holmes Mill.

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