SUNDAY 31 JULY 2016
10AM – 4PM • FREE ADMISSION
WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Hello, and welcome!
We have an incredible array of treats coming up at the 4th annual Saltburn Food Festival on Sunday 31 July, with a day packed full of fun for all the family.
Scroll down the page and see what’s happening on the day itself – good local food, special guest chefs, children’s cookery workshops at our Family Kitchen, live Cookery Theatre, Street Theatre from Bell and Bullock, park & ride on the Whitby Vintage Bus, and public transport info too.
Admission to the Festival is FREE – we try to ensure the Festival is accessible to as many people as possible – but please feel free to pop a donation into any of the official collection boxes on the stalls if you’re feeling flush.
WHAT WE’RE ABOUT
We love bringing good local food right into the heart of the town we’re proud to call home, and we also run Saltburn’s popular monthly Farmers Market, held on the second Saturday of the month.
The Food Festival was inspired by a relaxing family holiday to the historic French wine region of Bergerac on the North Bank of the Dordogne.
We were sitting at a night market, enjoying good local food right there in the street, and we loved the sense of community and togetherness around the whole place.
We thought there was nothing they were doing in France that we couldn’t do in towns and villages in this country, so we decided to give it a go right here in Saltburn
And here we are!
Saltburn Food Festival Street Market
Milton Street, 10am – 4pm
- A bustling street market, with more than 80 stalls bringing a mix of fantastic tastes and smells to town.
- A tasty mix of stalls includes a wide range of locally produced sausages, meat & game, fresh fruit & veg, wild mushrooms, veggie & vegan specials, world street food, garden herbs & garlic, freshly baked artisan bread, handmade cheese, Skinningrove wines & locally brewed beers, chocolate, cakes & biscuits, gingerbread & ginger specials, gourmet scotch eggs, a gluten free stall, chilli plants & chilli sauces, hog roast, PLUS local arts & crafts and much more besides.
- Expect a real Festival village atmosphere, with outdoor dining areas, street theatre and live music.
Live Cookery Theatre: Milton Street
- 10.30am / 12.30pm / 2.30pm: Special guest chef Mark Greenaway from BBC2’s Great British Menu and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch will be cooking up a treat and signing copies of his brand new book.
- 11.30am / 1.30pm: Festival favourite Richard Ingram from Middlesbrough College makes a hugely welcome third return after charming the crowds on his previous two visits.
- 3.30pm: Nick Jones & Chris Thompson of Hunley Hotel (Brotton Golf Club) will be cooking up a treat to end the day with a final flourish.
Saltburn Community Hall, Windsor Road. (Near Saltburn Library)
Get your kids cooking at Saltburn Food Festival’s Family Kitchen, with fun 45 minute workshops for children aged 5 to 15.
Chefs from the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts will be helping your kids cook up a treat in this year’s exciting cookery workshops, with Chicken Stir Fry, Vegetable Biryani, Macaroni Cheese and Pizza all on the menu.
Choose from a wide variety of classes for your child, at which they will be taught how to prepare their ingredients and cook their dish.
All ingredients are provided, and the children will be given a hat and apron to bring home – along with their dish of course!
Parents are welcome, and there will be a cafe operating in the hall – so mums and dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles can chill out while the children cook under full supervision.
We’re dipping into our own pockets to help fund the Family Kitchen again this year, making sure we can keep prices affordable for as many people as possible.
Workshop timetables are:
- 10.30am: Chicken stir-fry
- 12.00pm: Vegetable Biryani
- 1.30pm: Macaroni Cheese
- 3pm: Make your own pizza to cook at home
Take your pick and enjoy!
Places need to be booked in advance, first come first served, so best get cracking and book now by clicking here.
Festival Fringe Around the Town
Lots to see and do around the town on Festival day too
- Beer Festival & children’s climbing wall at Saltburn House. (At the far end of Milton Street).
- English Wine and Canape tastings at The Spa Hotel (Saltburn Bank)
- Festival Cocktail and Cakes at Brockley Hall (Opposite the Band Stand)
- The Great Dragon Bake-Off childrens book activities at The Book Corner – Saltburn’s fab independent bookshop in the Square
- Take a picnic and head into the woods for a taster day on Saltburn Zip Wires with Valley Adventures (The Woodlands Centre in the Valley Gardens)
- Tour of the Masonic Lodge – hear about the work of the Free Masons and visit their Victorian Lodge (Marine Parade)
- Bubbles at Ollie B’s – free Prosecco for all at Ollie B’s – womans clothing shop (Dundas Street)
And, while you’re here, we hope you’ll enjoy discovering the town’s fantastic array of independent shops and cafes – not to mention the beach, the pier, the Valley Gardens and everything else that makes Saltburn such a great place to be.
Park & Ride
We know you’re going to love the Whitby Vintage Bus that’s coming to town as part of the Saltburn Food Festival’s Park & Ride Scheme.
Cars will be able to park for FREE on the outskirts of town at both the former council Coach Park opposite Saltburn Golf Club and the nearby car park of Saltburn Learning Campus (formerly Huntcliff School).
All-day vintage bus tickets will then cost just £2 for adults and FREE for under 16’s, with the bus hopping between the car parks and the Food Festival on Milton Street at regular intervals throughout the day from 9.30am – 4.30pm.
Fancy beating the traffic and giving the car a day off?
We’re lucky here in Saltburn to have both buses and trains coming right into the heart of town – both less than a minute walk from the Festival itself.
Trains run hourly to and from Saltburn on Sundays, and the station platform is literally 30 seconds walk from the Festival on Milton Street.
And foodies can enjoy extra buses running to and from Saltburn on the big day itself.
We have a special Food Festival Bus running from Boots Chemist on Guisborough High Street to Saltburn, calling via Skelton Civic Centre, running approximately every half hour throughout the day from 9am onwards, with return tickets costing £3.00.
And Arriva’s X4 Sunday service between Whitby & Redcar has been doubled for the summer, calling in at Saltburn every half hour in both directions.
Good News for Dog Owners
We love dogs, but the Festival street does get very busy and isn’t the ideal environment for your furry friend.
Rather than let your dog get stressed, our friends at Paw Pals Saltburn are offering doggy daycare and walks so you can enjoy your day and be sure your dog does too.
They can collect your dog from the festival, walk them and care for them (and fed if required) for either 2 hours or 4 hours, before being returned to you at the festival.
If you just want a short break they will also be offering walks for either 30 minutes or 1 hour.
Advance bookings are available but not essential. For more information or to book, message their facebook page directly here
Or, just come to the festival and look for one of the Paw Pals vehicles (parked either end of Milton Street) and ask a member of their staff.
And, obviously, please don’t leave your dog in the car.
SALTBURN FARMERS’ MARKET
Shortlisted as National Farmers’ Market of the Year in 2014, we continue to bring around 35 of the North East & North Yorkshire’s best independent food producers right into the heart of town on the second Saturday of each month.
FOOD FESTIVAL NEWS
Saltburn Food Festival 2016
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