Hitchin Food Fest ‘totally buzzing and delicious’ as town centre is packed

PUBLISHED: 16:20 11 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:20 11 September 2018

Town crier Alan Myatt at Hitchin Food Fest 2018, in the town's Market Place. Picture: Hitchin BID

Town crier Alan Myatt at Hitchin Food Fest 2018, in the town's Market Place. Picture: Hitchin BID

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Town centre manager Tom Hardy was delighted by the success of Hitchin Food Fest over the weekend.

Hitchin Food Fest 2018, in the town's Market Place. Picture: Hitchin BIDHitchin Food Fest 2018, in the town's Market Place. Picture: Hitchin BID

“There was such a buzz in the town over the weekend and it is great to see it so packed with new and regular visitors,” he told the Comet.

“This year we introduced a large stretch tent in place of the usual food demonstration stage. We booked town centre businesses slots to offer free tasters and talks, which proved hugely popular.

Hitchin Food Fest 2018, in the town's Market Place. Picture: Hitchin BIDHitchin Food Fest 2018, in the town's Market Place. Picture: Hitchin BID

“In addition to this we placed road signs around the town directing and informing visitors of the food and drink offer. We also produced a festival map highlighting the ‘in-house’ activities available within businesses over the weekend.”

Tom added: “These events, flowers, Christmas lights and additional activities are all paid for by the businesses in the town centre. A huge thank-you has to go to them for their continued support for the work undertaken by the Hitchin BID.”

Hitchin Food Fest 2018, in the town's Market Place. Picture: Hitchin BIDHitchin Food Fest 2018, in the town's Market Place. Picture: Hitchin BID

Those enjoying the festival, held in the Market Place and High Street over Saturday and Sunday, included Councillor Judi Billing – who called it “totally buzzing and delicious”.

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