Beccles Food and Drink Festival has another successful year
PUBLISHED: 19:34 26 May 2018 | UPDATED: 19:34 26 May 2018
Copyright: Archant 2018
Thousands of people descended on Beccles for its annual food and drink festival on Saturday.
The festival, from 10am to 4pm, saw 70 stalls set up in the centre of Beccles in New Market, the Public Hall, and St Michael’s Church, selling a variety of raw and cooked food, preserves, pickles oils, and other condiments, confectionery, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Paul Parravani, from Beccles Business and Tourism Association, who organised the event jointly with the Beccles Lions club, said: “It has been a fantastic event. We have had a huge amount of people, 70 stalls, and the town has been full all day.
“It has been a beautiful day as well so we are really pleased with how it has gone.
“We have had a couple of new people this year including the guys from Harleston Cider and it was nice to see them come along as well as a lot of the old favourites as well.”
He added: “It all seems to have gone nice and smoothly. I couldn’t have asked for it to be any better to be honest, we’ve had no hiccups at all.
“The food festival team has worked really hard and the Beccles Lions have helped us because we were struggling with people. Lots of people have done bits and pieces for us to help it go smoothly, and thank you to all of them.”