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Popular food festival returns to Hinckley

Girls sitting with lollies and balloons at Feast Hinckley event

Published Wednesday, 02 August 2017

OVER 30 food and drink vendors offering a mouth-watering range of local, national and international cuisine will be coming to Hinckley's biggest-ever food festival this month.

The aptly-named Feast Hinckley will be staged in the town centre's award-winning Argents Mead park from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August.

Food lovers will be able to choose between local wood-fired pizzas from the Italian Stallion, traditional confectionery by Tina’s Sweet Dreams, crepes by Burbage-based Event Crepes, organic farm BBQ and pies by some of Hinckley’s Farmers’ Market traders, cupcakes by local bakery Beth’s Bakes, cakes by Earl Shilton’s Betty Browns Bakes and by local The Bake Well Tart.

The event has also attracted interest from regional, national and international street food traders and mobile bars which will be bringing their wares to the town.

Food on offer will include a traditional hog roast, brisket of beef spit, Mexican street food, filled Yorkshire puddings, hot potatoes with traditional fillings and street food.

Visitors can opt to drink craft beer served from a fire engine, prosecco from a tuc tuc bar and cocktails from a converted VW camper van. Speciality coffees will also be served by local baristas The Ginger Barista and Proppa Coffee.

In addition to all the food and drink on offer, Smudgy the Clown will be entertaining children with balloon modelling and there will be live music performances in Argents Mead bandstand on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm with The Swing Museum and on Sunday from 12 noon to 3pm with Treacle Town.

There will also be a giant 120ft inflatable assault course for the children, which will be open from 11am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday for just £1 and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist 2017 ‘Hoop Guy’ will be entertaining with hooping and circus skills workshops throughout the day on the Sunday.

Visitors are reminded that parking is free all day on Sunday in Hinckley’s council-run car parks.

Cllr Maureen Cook, Executive Member responsible for Culture, Sport and Leisure at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, said:

This is a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages to participate in the events on 12 and 13 August and is well worth a visit.

Argents Mead will be absolutely buzzing the whole weekend with children’s entertainment, live music and food and drink vendors, including some very unusual and original exhibitors.

Food and drink traders confirmed so far are:

  • The Ginger Barista
  • Hello Prosecco – tuc tuc bar (Saturday)
  • Loco Lobo Mexican Tex Mex – street food
  • Yes Chef - filled Yorkshire puddings
  • The Pork Society – hog roast
  • Premier Hog Roast – beef brisket spit
  • MG Enterprise – Indian street food (Sunday)
  • Marks Crepes – sweet and savoury crepes
  • Beth Bakes - cupcakes
  • JKM Hot Potatoes – traditional hot potatoes
  • Picks Organic – organic farm BBQ
  • The Old Brick Café – street food (Saturday)
  • Betty Browns Bakes
  • The Bakewell Tart (Sunday)
  • The Tipple Truck – craft beer fire engine
  • Uncle Samwich – American hot sandwiches
  • Alesha’s Ices - 60 flavours of slushie
  • Tina’s Sweet Dreams – traditional confectionery
  • Italian Stallion - wood-fired pizza (Saturday)
  • Goodies Crepes (Sunday)
  • Proppa Coffee
  • Brockleby’s Farm – traditional farm pies
  • Lahori Chaska – Indian wraps and tikka
  • Harker’s Fudge
  • Sprinkles – traditional ice cream
  • Fancy Flutes (Sunday)
  • Doughnuts
  • Sona Foods – Indian Food (Saturday)
  • The Baron of Hinckley - Pimms

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