Enjoy a local feast at Brigg Food Fair
By Rob_Sellars | Monday, August 20, 2012, 11:15
Amazing Brigg Week kicks off next weekend, with a gastronomical feast on the streets of Brigg to showcase the best of the area's cuisine.
Visitors to the Brigg Food Fair will get the chance to sample local produce.
The Food Fair heralds the start of Amazing Brigg Week.
Brigg Food Fair will coincide with the monthly Farmers' Market and the local market to tantalise the taste buds on Saturday, August 25, from 9am to 3pm.
The food festival heralds the start of Amazing Brigg Week, which will conclude the following weekend with Briggstock, the ambitious all-day music festival co-ordinated by Brigg Town Business Partnership.
Once again throughout Amazing Brigg Week shops and traders in Brigg will be doing their bit to promote trade in the town and encourage people to shop locally.
The last Amazing Brigg Week in April was a great success, boosting the profile of the town's many fantastic independent stores.
This time the week starts with the food fair, which will feature demonstrations from local chefs and restraunteurs.
Councillor John Briggs, deputy leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said "Brigg Food Festival is a marvellous way to celebrate our fantastic food heritage"
Harry Wu, from the Kar Restaurant on Old Courts Road, will share some of his award-winning secrets and show visitors how to create delicious Oriental food in their own kitchens.
Renowned local chef Nigel Brown will be giving cookery demonstrations, and there will be the chance to win a half day at his cooking academy, based in The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber.
While the parents are learning to create culinary delights, the children can be entertained by Looby Loo and Nutty Norman, plus live music from accordinist Hugh Barwell.
And for those impressed by the local produce, there will be the chance to win a hamper packed with fine local produce worth more than £100 in a free prize draw.
Councillor Briggs said "It [the food fair] is a great opportunity to sample some of the finest produce on offer in North Lincolnshire, pick up a bargain from the general market and explore the town's distinctive shops."
Brigg Treasure Trail will also run until the Food Fair, with the winner announced on the day, and presented with a prize donated by Brigg businesses. Entry sheets are available from the Tourist Information office.