Food festival proves to be a tasty success

Thousands of people descended on Ashington as an inaugural food festival proved to be a tasty treat.

Stall holders from around Northumberland filled Station Road last Saturday to showcase the best food from the county.

Visitors enjoy the inaugural Ashington Food Festival. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Visitors enjoy the inaugural Ashington Food Festival. Picture by John Tuttiett.

The event – opened by Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery – was organised by Ashington Community Development Trust, which is hoping the event will become a regular feature on the calendar.

As well as more than 30 stalls and their culinary delights, there was also a circus school by Bad Apples and children’s rides to keep youngsters entertained, with an estimated 10,000 people believed to have attended.

Janet Cresswell, trust manager, said: “We are aiming for this to be an annual event to showcase the best that the area has to offer.”