Southport Food & Drink Festival 2018 starts TODAY!

Thousands of culinary explorers are expected to attend the free, three day, annual Southport Food and Drink festival this weekend.

The superb setting of Victoria Park, Southport will host the Sefton Council run festival of fabulous fare and delicious drinks between Friday and Sunday (June 1st-3rd).

Street food stalls serving a variety of international flavours and healthy treats will be tantalising tastebuds throughout the three days.

Foods on offer include crepes, gourmet burgers, hot wings, churros, spiral potatoes, paella and curry, to name just a few of the culinary delights visitors can enjoy.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said: “Southport Food & Drink Festival is a fabulous event for all the family, with plenty of entertainment taking place alongside a vast international array of food and drink.

“The festival gets bigger and better every year and we look forward to welcoming people of all ages to this superb free event.

“This is just the start of an extensive events programme taking place across our beautiful borough throughout the year which we are very proud of.”

A huge variety of food and drink producers from the region will also set up shop in Victoria Park, showcasing the very best creations imaginable; from Posh Pots to Retro Shots, herbs and spices, to pies and puddings.

The atmosphere is brought alive with live music throughout the day, including a children’s festival where circus workshops, food themed activities and more to keep little ones will be entertained all day long.

Southport Food and Drink Festival runs from 10am-6pm between Friday June 1st and Sunday June 3rd.

For further information and to plan your day visit www.VisitSouthport.com

Local community comes together for annual Lydiate Village Festival

Visitors flocked to the fifth annual Lydiate Village Festival at the weekend.

The popular family-friendly event was held on Sunday, April 30 at Hall Lane and boasted a range of entertainment.

This year’s event offered music, live performances, maypole, activities, attractions and a range of craft and food stalls plus a licenced bar. Competitions included the annual ‘Tug of War’ battle for the trophy, and the Bake Off style contest.

Having moved to a bigger location last year, the festival committee was made up of local volunteers aiming to bring the community of Lydiate and surrounding areas together.