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Town set for biggest Taste of Sudbury food and drink festival yet




Taste of Sudbury food festival..Market Hill, Sudbury..Food stalls in St Peter's Church Lavenham Butchers Jen and Greg Strolenberg with Nicky and Gareth Doherty..Picture Mark Westley. (11860914)
Taste of Sudbury food festival..Market Hill, Sudbury..Food stalls in St Peter's Church Lavenham Butchers Jen and Greg Strolenberg with Nicky and Gareth Doherty..Picture Mark Westley. (11860914)

Sudbury’s streets will be filled with some of the region’s finest foods this weekend, for what organisers are promising will be the town’s biggest and best food festival to date.

Around 60 stalls showcasing regional producers, restaurants, chefs and food industries are set to line Market Hill and St Peter’s for the annual Taste of Sudbury event, which returns on Sunday, from 10am until 6pm.

The festival has been expanded for this year, with a new area being installed outside Sudbury Town Hall, in response to feedback from last year’s event.

Sponsored by Hollow Trees Farm and Ernest Doe, this area will feature a kitchen theatre run by ICE Chefs and KSL Kitchens, a small farm area with a large tractor, street food trucks, a flower stall, live music and a bar run by Nethergate Brewery.

In addition, the main stage will return, with cooking demonstrations taking place throughout the day.

The guests on stage this year will include Will Wooster, of Wooster’s Bakery, Lavenham chef Nicholas Traher, Cavendish baker Fiona Murphy and Beytullah Çapkin, head chef at Alaz in Sudbury, as well as a butchery masterclass by Hollow Trees Farm.

Suffolk Market Events founder Justine Paul, who organises the showcase, said a special focus has been placed on ensuring the event is family friendly, and she is hopeful of drawing even bigger numbers to the town than the 7,000 visitors who attended last time around.

“Every year we have been running it, it has grown year on year,” she told the Free Press. “We have had really positive feedback, and it has become a real date in the diary for people.

“It’s definitely established itself as one of the top food events in the region. We have got great ambitions for it to get bigger and bigger.

“Everything is in place. We will be down there bright and early, and we hope to see lots of people come along. We would love to get just as many people as last year, if not more.”

Entry to the event is free of charge, and there will be a free park-and-ride system operating all day from the Delphi Car Park in Newton Road, starting at 9.45am and running every 15 minutes.

The organisers are already seeking sponsors to help cover the costs of next year’s event.

To find out more, contact Justine on 07704 627973 or send an email to justine@suffolkmarketevents.co.uk​.


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