20,000 visitors enjoy culinary delights of Bishop Auckland Food Festival

The Northern Echo: Crowds at Bishop Auckland Food Festival Crowds at Bishop Auckland Food Festival

THOUSANDS of visitors enjoyed the culinary delights on offer at the first day of Bishop Auckland Food Festival.

It is thought around 20,000 people visited the event today, browsing more than 160 stalls of local produce, savoury and sweet treats, hot food, drinks, crafts and community groups.

TV chef Simon Rimmer drew large crowds for his food demonstrations and some traders sold out of goods by the mid-afternoon.

Although some stall-holders reported having a slow start to the day due to rain this morning, many said that visitor numbers increased as the weather improved this afternoon.

The Durham County Council event, organised in partnership with the Auckland Castle Trust and Bishop Auckland Town Council, takes place again tomorrow, in the grounds of Auckland Castle and the town's market place, from 10am to 4.30pm.

Entry is free.

For information about the park-and-ride system, visit bishopaucklandfoodfestival.co.uk.

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6:48pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Originalneilg says...

Bit of advice. Park for free in Morrisons car park and walk down! There will be no parking in the town centre
Bit of advice. Park for free in Morrisons car park and walk down! There will be no parking in the town centre Originalneilg
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7:27pm Sat 26 Apr 14

bambara says...

Morrisons car park isn't free.
There is a park and ride up at the college though
Morrisons car park isn't free. There is a park and ride up at the college though bambara
  • Score: 17

9:36pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Originalneilg says...

bambara wrote:
Morrisons car park isn't free.
There is a park and ride up at the college though
Yes it is, if you don't pay for the ticket do you know what will happen?? Nothing...
[quote][p][bold]bambara[/bold] wrote: Morrisons car park isn't free. There is a park and ride up at the college though[/p][/quote]Yes it is, if you don't pay for the ticket do you know what will happen?? Nothing... Originalneilg
  • Score: -14

9:42pm Sat 26 Apr 14

bishop1 says...

to all the people saying the out of town development is killing the town centre , it really isn't .
people will come to the town centre when there is something worth coming for , the crowds down there today are proof of that .
to all the people saying the out of town development is killing the town centre , it really isn't . people will come to the town centre when there is something worth coming for , the crowds down there today are proof of that . bishop1
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10:58pm Sat 26 Apr 14

lilboysmammy says...

20,000 visitors my ****, they where bloody clicker happy, i was clicked atleast 12 times!!!
20,000 visitors my ****, they where bloody clicker happy, i was clicked atleast 12 times!!! lilboysmammy
  • Score: -9

11:05pm Sat 26 Apr 14

lilboysmammy says...

Originalneilg wrote:
bambara wrote:
Morrisons car park isn't free.
There is a park and ride up at the college though
Yes it is, if you don't pay for the ticket do you know what will happen?? Nothing...
for the sake of a £
[quote][p][bold]Originalneilg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bambara[/bold] wrote: Morrisons car park isn't free. There is a park and ride up at the college though[/p][/quote]Yes it is, if you don't pay for the ticket do you know what will happen?? Nothing...[/p][/quote]for the sake of a £ lilboysmammy
  • Score: 8

3:46am Sun 27 Apr 14

Originalneilg says...

lilboysmammy wrote:
Originalneilg wrote:
bambara wrote:
Morrisons car park isn't free.
There is a park and ride up at the college though
Yes it is, if you don't pay for the ticket do you know what will happen?? Nothing...
for the sake of a £
Don't let the modern highway robbing parking companies screw you over.
[quote][p][bold]lilboysmammy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Originalneilg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bambara[/bold] wrote: Morrisons car park isn't free. There is a park and ride up at the college though[/p][/quote]Yes it is, if you don't pay for the ticket do you know what will happen?? Nothing...[/p][/quote]for the sake of a £[/p][/quote]Don't let the modern highway robbing parking companies screw you over. Originalneilg
  • Score: -4

8:34am Sun 27 Apr 14

studio says...

Great event once again in the market place and castle. Events at the college were pretty dire. Well done once again to the organisers, probably could have arranged some of the stands differently to allow free flowing walking, but hey, good to see that many people in the town. Just a shame that the rest of the centre is in such a bad way. some of the run down business fronts are a disgrace, sure they won't show on any tv coverage!
Great event once again in the market place and castle. Events at the college were pretty dire. Well done once again to the organisers, probably could have arranged some of the stands differently to allow free flowing walking, but hey, good to see that many people in the town. Just a shame that the rest of the centre is in such a bad way. some of the run down business fronts are a disgrace, sure they won't show on any tv coverage! studio
  • Score: 8

12:09pm Sun 27 Apr 14

bishop1 says...

don't know if it's the same at morrisons as it used to be , pay a quid to park then go & do whatever you need to then go in & buy something , they refund the parking charge ( or at least they used to )
don't know if it's the same at morrisons as it used to be , pay a quid to park then go & do whatever you need to then go in & buy something , they refund the parking charge ( or at least they used to ) bishop1
  • Score: 1

6:04pm Mon 28 Apr 14

pilchrat says...

The parking in Morrisons is run by a proper parking company now, think it's Euro car parks; so rest assured if you don't buy a ticket, there's a good chance you'll be done.
The parking in Morrisons is run by a proper parking company now, think it's Euro car parks; so rest assured if you don't buy a ticket, there's a good chance you'll be done. pilchrat
  • Score: 2

7:01pm Mon 28 Apr 14

rat man says...

I went to park in the Fore Bondgate Car Park, quite willing to pay the parking charge, but when I realised there was a three hour limit, I drove out and parked for free in a back street near Cables Taxi Office. So, Durham County Council, you have lost out again. As it happened I only stayed at the Food Festival for two hours, because of the poor weather.
I went to park in the Fore Bondgate Car Park, quite willing to pay the parking charge, but when I realised there was a three hour limit, I drove out and parked for free in a back street near Cables Taxi Office. So, Durham County Council, you have lost out again. As it happened I only stayed at the Food Festival for two hours, because of the poor weather. rat man
  • Score: 0

6:20am Sat 3 May 14

BMD says...

I thought there was only cabbages in Bishop Auckland
I thought there was only cabbages in Bishop Auckland BMD
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