Saturday, 1st August 2015, 09:00 AM - Saturday, 1st August 2015, 16:00 PM

The 4th annual Selby Food Festival will take place on Saturday 1st August in Market Place, Finkle Street and Micklegate from 9am to 4pm.

This is a family friendly free event with over 30 stallholders from around the region displaying a wide variety of products including: burgers with exotic meats, artisan pork pies, savoury pies and pasties, award-winning handmade fudge, preserves, a wide range of fine berry liqueurs and real Yorkshire ales and craft beers.

The local cafes and restaurants will also join in the festivities by offering special Festival menus and there will also be cookery demonstrations, street entertainment and at Selby Abby family fun activities.

David Gluck, Festival Organiser, working with the Selby Town Enterprise Partnership said it was fantastic that Selby was now on the regional food map. He added: “We are working towards making Selby a destination and this Festival is part of the regeneration of the town. We are keen to build on success of the Tour de Yorkshire held back in May and also early in the year the Taiwanese wedding of pop star Jay Chou at Selby Minster, which attracted world-wide media attention and 100’s of visitors to the town.”

“Selby is also one of just 50 communities throughout the UK now taking part in a brand new Community Economic Development initiative to encourage more local food and drink producers and outlets across Selby district. Events like the Selby Food Festival really help to re-enforce that message that locally produced foods are available and are good for health and well-being as well as for the local economy.”

There are still a few stalls available for this year’s festival and if there are any local food or drink companies interested in taking part in this event, please get in touch with Alexandra Porozova at info@selbyfoodfestival.co.uk.
You can also download the application form on the website at www.selbyfoodfestival.co.uk

This year’s Festival has been organised by the Selby Town Enterprise Partnership working in association with Selby Town Council, Mollie Sharp’s Cheese and Deli Shop and AMEY.

More information about this year’s Selby Food Festival is available at www.facebook.com/selbyfoodfestival and www.selbyfoodfestival.co.uk. The Festival is also on Twitter @selbyfoodfest

About The Author

Catherine Scott

Catherine Scott is Associate Features Editor for Yorkshire Post Newspapers. A self-confessed foodie, she is also a judge of the Deliciousyorkshire/Yorkshire Post Taste Awards.

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