BROMSGROVE is to get its first ever High Street Food Festival in the summer after the firm which runs the town’s markets unveiled plans for an inaugural event boasting more than 30 stalls.
There will be traders selling hot food, cold food, alcohol and other products such as jam and chocolate, along with live cookery demonstrations, live music and some great family activities from 10am to 6pm on June 25.
Among the traders will be Bare Bone Churro, Bare Bone Pizza, Caribbean Fusion, I Love Crepes, Cafe Mexico, Pizza Traders, The Taste of Thailand, Babbaloos Bakery, Wychbold Fudge, Hay Wines and more.
Owen Prosser-Stock is from organisers CJ’s Events which has run the town centre market since February last year.
He said the organisation was looking forward to putting on the festival which would epitomise the council’s ‘Better Bromsgrove’ ethos.
“We also run markets in Warwickshire and introduced a food festival to Warwick town centre two years ago.
“It took off straight away with 6,000 visitors in the first year and 8,000 in the second and with Bromsgrove being a busier town we are hoping this will generate even bigger attendances.”
CJ’s Events ran themed markets in Bromsgrove last year which were successful and more are being planned this year, including a Valentine’s Day market, an Easter event and one for Halloween.
Coun Karen May, whose portfolio covers economic development, said the authority was very excited about the festival which, with a wide range of offerings, should entice visitors from the district and beyond to the town centre .
“The Food Festival should be economically beneficial for all with visitors enjoying themselves, the traders on the market itself and the increased footfall for local businesses in the High Street.”
She added the council looked forward to working with CJ’s in the future to help create a Better Bromsgrove for everyone – businesses and residents alike.
Mr Prosser-Stock said, as well as the events already being planned, he always welcomed feedback and ideas from residents about events they would like to see in the town centre.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01926 800750 to get in touch and visit www.cjseventswarwickshire.co.uk for more on the festival and CJ’s events.