Hitchin Food and Drink Festival declared the ‘best one yet’

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard.

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard. - Credit: Archant

Hitchin’s culinary event this weekend drew the crowds to Market Place and High Street despite some poor weather.

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard.

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard. - Credit: Archant

With the town fast gaining a reputation as a foodie’s paradise the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival, which took place on Saturday and Sunday, attracted hundreds of punters to sample award-winning delights.

Hitchin town centre manager Keith Hoskins told the Comet: “I was at the event a lot over the course of the weekend. It was the best one yet.

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard.

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard. - Credit: Archant

“It was good to see so many presentations from a number of celebrity chefs as wells as from local businesses.

“There was a great number of stalls from our Street Food Monthly vendors as well as from restaurants in the town.

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard.

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard. - Credit: Archant


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“The feedback we’ve had has been really good.”

The food festival was organised by Hitchin BID and supported by Hitchin Initiative.

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard.

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard. - Credit: Archant

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard.

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard. - Credit: Archant

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard.

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard. - Credit: Archant

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard.

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard. - Credit: Archant

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard.

Crowds at the Hitchin Food and Drink Festival. Picture: Alan Millard. - Credit: Archant

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