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Local Companies get their Teeth into Food Festival

Published Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Four local companies are getting their teeth into this year’s Clitheroe Food Festival.

Clitheroe food company Deli Solutions, Lloyd BMW Colne, Fort Vale Engineering and Bowland Brewery are sponsors of the festival, which takes place on Saturday, 11 August.

Organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council, the top event attracts thousands of food enthusiasts from across the North to Clitheroe town centre.

A huge array of foods, from organic meat and dairy goods made from traditional Lancashire breeds to Asian treats, Thai pies, Biltong beef and a feast of fruit and vegetables packed with flavour, can be found along the town’s picturesque streets.

The event will be complemented by lively tasting-talks, family-friendly activities, including the ever-popular Mad Science, and nonstop music from a solar-powered stage.

Bowland Brewery’s famous beer bus will be parked in King Street and its pop-up bar pitched on the Clitheroe Market car park, while festival-goers can sample the olives and antipasti of Deli Solutions, or feast their eyes on a selection of BMWs and MINIs from Lloyd BMW Colne.

Warren Bennett, managing director of Bowland Brewery, said: “We are once again delighted to be supporting the Clitheroe Food Festival.

“We are looking forward to welcoming local residents and visitors, and sharing our passion for our products. 

“Our bars will be on the market car park, while the Bowland Bus will be located in King Street.

“Bowland beers are brewed at Holmes Mill and festival-goers are invited to the mill to continue the celebrations, with live music on the outside stage until 9.30pm.”

BMW marketing manager Stephanie de Looze said: “We can’t wait to get our teeth into this year’s Clitheroe Food Festival.

“This superb event gives visitors the opportunity to sample some of Lancashire’s finest food and drink, and to complement that offering we will be showcasing our finest motors.

“Festival-goers can be assured of a warm welcome at our stand, where they can feast their eyes on a selection of stunning BMWs and MINIs, whet their appetite with our exceptional offers, or try their hand at our giant buzz wire game, with the chance to win a goody bag.

“So, pop by our stand for fun, games and more, where we really looking forward to seeing you.”

John Picot, general manager at Deli Solutions, whose products are available in many supermarkets, said: “As a large award-winning food manufacturer in Clitheroe, we are proud to have sponsored the food festival for a number of years.

“We share the same passion for food and love to attend the event to let people try our products for a small discretionary donation to charity.

“Festival-goers will find us in King Street, where they can sample our olives and antipasti, and take part in our infamous Chilli Olive Challenge!”

Ian Wilson, managing director at Fort Vale Engineering, added: “We have sponsored the Clitheroe Food Festival for many years and we are also looking forward to another fantastic event.”

Simon Hore, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s community services committee, thanked the sponsors for their generosity.

He said: “The Clitheroe Food Festival is a free event that provides a vital showcase for local shops, business and producers, and is a great opportunity for food enthusiasts to see some amazing local produce.

“We are extremely grateful to our sponsors for their kind generosity in helping us host this popular community showcase again.”

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