Food fans treated to feast of delicacies

Food fans treated to feast of delicacies

Food fans treated to feast of delicacies

First published in News

Food fans sampled tasty delicacies at a festival in Crawley.

The Hawth Theatre hosted its second Celebration of Food and Drink on Sunday.

Traders gathered in a marquee to tempt visitors with a range of local produce, homemade delights and artisan cuisine.

Refreshments were on sale in the theatre’s foyer and children were entertained with attractions including a bouncy castle and a doubledecker bus kitted out for making arts and crafts.

Visitors also made smoothies using their own blending power on a bicycle connected to a food processor.

Will and Fiona Smith travelled from Bognor to sell Hebridean Liqueurs at the event.

The refreshments are blended in Argyllshire on the west coast of Scotland and are sold in some outlets across Sussex as well as at food fairs.

Mr Smith said: “Our footfall wasn’t great due to the weather but we really enjoyed the event.

“We like coming to the festival because the facilities are good at the theatre and we met lots of nice people there.

“We came to the first one last year and we’ll probably return again.”

A theatre spokesman said the new venture was still growing and was part of a series of festivals the venue hosts throughout the year.

He said: “The weather wasn’t great, which perhaps affected the number of trades and visitors in attendance, but everything seemed to go well and the people that did attend had a good time.

“We’re already planning next year’s event.”

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