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Thousands turn out for Wirral Food and Drink Festival
11:01am Tuesday 28th August 2012 in News
WIRRAL’S seventh annual Food and Drink Festival pulled in thousands of visitors in spite of the mud and rain.
Claremont Farm in Bebington was transformed into a foodie’s haven as live cooking demonstrations, beer brewing and cheese making got underway on Sunday and Monday. And refusing to let a spot of rain and muddy ground get in their way, around 20,000 people poured into the farm over the two days.
Among the attractions were a Food and Farming Marquee, live music and a food court. There were also cookery sessions for the little ones as well as Masterchef champion Claire Lara showing off her culinary skills.
And organiser Andrew Pimbley said the event was a huge success with one highlight being the ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Festival.’
He said: “The festival was brilliant and showed us the support that the public are willing to give, even with adverse weather.
"One of the many highlights of the festival was a band from Ontario, Canada, Michael and James, who had a fantastic response.
“This year the chefs’ demonstration area was under cover and every demonstration was full, which is great. There was a lot of feedback about Chef Paul Askew, who filleted a giant halibut supplied by Ward’s fishmongers. That was very popular! “We want to continue encouraging young people who are interested in food and we’ve decided to do this next year too, with a ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Festival’.
The search is on for next year’s winner who will win a stall at the festival.” Young people who are interested in entering for next year’s Wirral Food Festival should email email@example.com for details of how to enter.