British Food Fortnight: North West

Posted on: 09 September 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

This year's event is set to be the biggest yet with activities ranging from the wild to the practical.

13th September - 31st October: Bury’s ‘Big Food Festival’, Bury Markets

Traders on Bury Market will be tempting customers with demonstrations, food promotions, special offers, tastings and showcasing new products. Contact Kath Talks on 0161 253 6520 for more details.

21st September: A Taste Of Trafford, Cheshire

The organisers are taking over Altrincham Market again and some of the best food and drink establishments in Trafford wil be cooking up an array of culinary delights. Entertainment will have a 1940s flavour to tie in with the event coinciding with ‘Battle of Britain’ Sunday. Contact Kay Harwood on 0161 912 4502 for more information.

22nd September, 29th September & 3rd October: Barrow Market's Recipes & Cooking Demonstrations

Recipe cards, tastings and cookery demonstrations will be highlighting how to use local products sold in Barrow Markets. Contact Ann Taylforth on 01229 876 389 for more details.

25th September: Residents At Oldham Care Home Will Be Serving High Tea To The Local Community

Residents will be making scones, Victoria sponge cakes and biscuits for a high tea to which the local community is invited. Other events will also be taking place at the home during British Food Fortnight. Contact Faith Dawes on 0161 620 3477 for more information.

26th September - 28th September: Nantwich Food & Drink Festival

'Britain's tastiest festival' brings together over 100 small producers giving you the chance to sample a wide range of speciality local and regional food. There are also numerous cookery demonstrations showcasing a variety of celebrity and local chefs.

27th September: Local Life Event, Wilmslow

The Aga Shop will open its doors to The Cheshire Smokehouse, Clippy’s Apples and Design-a-Sausage. There will be a free prize draw, tastings and top cooking tips. Contact Hilary Durkan on 01625 536954 for further details.

1st October - 31st October: Taste Lancashire 08’s Producers’ Month

Part of Lacashire’s celebratory Year of Food and Drink, Producers’ Month offers visitors the opportunity to experience Lancashire’s array of fresh, locally sourced food. Cook or buy the food, follow a food trail or take a trip to one of the food producers whose premises are open for demos or tours. Contact Barbara Howorth on 01257 224967 for more information.

3rd October - 13th October: Manchester Food & Drink Festival

Food and drink related events will be taking place across Manchester. For details see

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