As well as 50 market stalls selling a range of culinary delights from across the region, including fish and seafood, artisan breads, meat and game, there will also be a food court area. Tantalise your taste buds with street food from the Middle East, Cuba, Mexico, Thailand, Morocco and Spain, as well as more local offerings. A food court marquee with a bar includes local musicians busking to entertain the diners!
Live entertainment is provided throughout the weekend by Metro Radio’s DJ Jordy, local schools and musicians, along with magic shows, face painting and balloon sculpting. Also joining the celebrations will be a host of well-known regional chefs and restaurateurs.
This year Tynemouth Food Festival is delighted to be raising money for Luke’s Life Long Labour, a group raising money for Luke Collins, a 4 year old boy from North Tyneside, and his family. Sadly, Luke has lost his sight due to a brain tumour on his optic nerve. Money raised will be spent to improve Luke’s quality of life and to provide aftercare, therapies, rehabilitation and any innovative treatments that become available.
The Festival is open on Saturday 10th from 9am – 6pm and on Sunday 11th from 10am – 4pm. Tickets, which include entry to the Priory, can be bought online here at £2.50 for a day or £4 for the weekend, with children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult. Tickets on the day are £3.50 for the day or £6 for the weekend.
by Sally Craigen