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Morpeth to hold mini food and drink festival this summer

Morpeth to hold mini food and drink festival this summer

Morpeth to hold mini food and drink festival this summer

26 April 2021

 A mini Food and Drink Festival is set to take place in Morpeth later this summer, showcasing the very best of the region’s independent traders.


40 different traders in total will be showcasing their produce across the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th May from 9am-3pm, including Bake for the Soul, Muckle Brewing, Pie Demand, Geordie Bangers, Screaming Chimp Chilli Sauce and many more.


Winners of the Morpeth Food and Drink Festival’s ‘Trader of the Year’ from 2018, Kitty’s Ginger Wine and 2019, The Honey Store, will also be attending the event later this summer at Morpeth’s Market Place.


The annual Morpeth Food & Drink Festival which is usually held on the first weekend in October has been postponed for this year but is due to return even bigger and better in October 2022. The annual event attracts over 50,000 people to Morpeth Town Centre each year. 


The Morpeth Markets team have been working extremely hard to create a diary of fun activity throughout the summer whilst keeping safety measures in place.


Morpeth’s monthly Street Food Markets return this month which take place on every fourth Saturday of the month, plus two new special markets are to be held, as voted for by the public: Taste of Northumberland market on Saturday 17th July and Craft market on Saturday 21st August. These markets will run alongside the weekly Wednesday market and Monthly Farmers’ Market. 


Centre Manager of Sanderson Arcade, Lottie Thompson said: “We are extremely excited to announce our plans for the mini Food and Drink festival taking place next month, plus a host of other exciting markets and outdoor events.


“The safety of our customers and our staff is our top priority, so although we can’t hold the annual Food and Drink Festival in it’s usual format, we are delighted to bring a scaled back version of the event for people to enjoy safely”. 


Covid-19 safety measures will be in place throughout all Markets and events taking place in Morpeth and at Sanderson Arcade, including contactless payments, hand sanitising stations, a one way system to move around the Markets plus all visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings whilst shopping at the Markets. 


Morpeth Market is managed by Sanderson Arcade and Northumberland County Council, working in partnership with Morpeth Town Council. 


If you are a trader interested in joining one of Morpeth Markets contact Centre Manager, Lottie Thompson.


For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644