Village serves up food festival extravaganza

Tideswell Food Festival 2012. Photo: David John King.
Tideswell Food Festival 2012. Photo: David John King.

A feast of culinary delights will be on the menu at the fourth annual Tideswell Food Festival extravaganza on Saturday May 3.

Originally created in conjunction with the BBC programme Village SOS to showcase the Peak District village, the volunteer-led event has gone from strength to strength, with last year’s festival attracting 5,000 people.

This year the streets will again be lined with over 60 independent food-related stalls, offering unique treats and gifts, while the whole village will be entertained by an array of music and street activity, creating a fabulous traditional village festival atmosphere.

Suzanne Elvidge, part of the organising team and co-owner of the Peak Volumes bookshop in Tideswell, said: “We are really excited about this year’s food festival, and are so pleased to see how it has grown over the four years.

“This year promises to be another glorious day out for all the family, with fabulous food, great entertainment and a wonderful atmosphere, all set in a beautiful part of the Peak District.”

The Cathedral of the Peak will host various music events including Tideswell Singers and Tideswell Band, while children and adults alike will find exciting activities to do in the Community Kitchen Garden.

In addition, Tideswell School of Food will be opening its doors to further entertain visitors with cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and tours of the building.

The festival runs from 10am to 4pm.