The Taste of Wigton event is set to take place


PRODUCERS across the county are gearing up to sell their wares at the second Taste of Wigton event this weekend.

The town will host the Taste Cumbria festival on Saturday 23rd April and plans to make the event bigger and better with even more for the whole family.

From food and drink to crafts and dog treats, a variety of stalls will be open for visitors to treat themselves to.

PRODUCE: A number of treats will be available

The Young Entrepreneurs Market and the Cake Off competition, where judges will choose the best baked good from among members of the public, will also take place during the day.

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In addition to the food stalls, other events will take place in the city for the enjoyment of the guests.

From 1-2pm, Brian Campbell will take groups around the Fountain Gallery, talk about the art and the artists. Brian has worked as an artist and teacher in the Wigton area for almost 60 years. The event is free and guests are welcome to show up.

Photographer Trevor Grahamslaw will also show a plethora of slides as part of his ‘Picture Wigton’ talk in the Methodist Church at 5.30pm. This event is also free.

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Fairground rides, face painting, a treasure hunt organized by Futamura and entertainment by Rainbow Wishes Foundation will also be offered to keep the children busy.

Commenting on the festival, Wigton Mayor David Ferriby said: “The first Taste of Wigton last fall was a huge success – and this one will be even more so. The wide range of daytime activities should bring plenty of people to the city.

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‘Not all local shops will benefit immediately, but we are trying to get the council to encourage more people in and around Wigton to see it as a vibrant town center with a good selection of individualistic shops catering to the most needs.

“We hope day visitors will return to use the stores and enjoy other events that are described in the advertising flyer for this spring and summer.”

Plenty of parking will be available for the event, with free parking available at Nelson Thomlinson car park on the High Street.

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