Something for all tastes at Melksham Food Festival this weekend

There will be something on offer for every palette in Melksham this weekend

There will be something on offer for every palette in Melksham this weekend

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There will be something on offer for every palette in Melksham this weekend, as the town’s annual food festival brings food lovers from across the county to the town.

The sixth festival will start on Saturday in the Littlebrook shopping centre, before the main food fair at Melksham House on Sunday, with all the businesses in the centre setting out stalls and displays in the main courtyard.

Simon Hedley, from CJ’s cafe in the centre, said: “We will have samples, tasters and activities, including some maypole dancing.

“Everything’s sorted now, it’s just the final baking which is holding me back.

“Last year was the first time we did something at Littlebrook, and even though it was pouring with rain it was still heaving, which is why we are doing it again.”

Sunday will then see the food fair fill the grounds of Melksham House with the sights and smells of an array of fresh produce.

Food festival committee chairman Pam Wiltshire said: “We are basically full which has been really good, and there’s lots of variety; food demonstrations, lots of new stalls, and some returning from last year.

“We are going to have Love Food not Waste, which is about how to use up leftover bits and pieces, there’s a Mexican demonstration, Waitrose will be showing how to prepare fish and Leekes Farmers’ Fayre are doing demonstrations as well.”

Littlefest will run from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, with the food fair starting at 11am on Sunday, with a performance by the Wessex Contraband.

Most of the stalls have now been filled, but there may still be places available. For details, call the Town Hall on 01225 704187.

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