Visit Herefordshire hails event a major success
1:45pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in Flavours Festival 2012
VISIT Herefordshire has said it is “delighted” at the success of the Flavours of Herefordshire Food Festival.
The free event held on Saturday 27 Sunday 28 October in Hereford city included family foodie fun as well great local artisan producers, a hog and ox roast and of course demonstrations by Celebrity Chefs. All housed in a great pop-up city that appeared within a week of the festival starting.
The allpay Flavours of Herefordshire Festival welcomed 32,000 visitors over the two days. Exhibitors, retailers, visitors, sponsors and organisers alike are marking this festival as a great success with a positive impact on the economic environment in and around the area, as well as creating an amazing feel-good factor throughout.
“The atmosphere was electric. The festival buzz was beyond anything we could have ever imagined,” said Sally-Ann Roberts, Managing Director of Visit Herefordshire.
With a focus on cooking and food & drink exhibitors, plans are being developed to build on this wonderful success over the next 5 years. Partners and sponsors are key as Visit Herefordshire harnesses the passion and enthusiasm of the county’s artisan producers. With key historical dates coming up, Visit Herefordshire plans for the Festival include celebrating the very best of the County.
Sir Ben Gill, Chairman of Visit Herefordshire said: “We are delighted to have received so many positive comments and reports from visitors, sponsors and exhibitors alike. You can be sure we will be building on this to develop the County’s Flavours of Herefordshire Festival for future years.”
For more information on next year’s festival, please visit http://www.flavoursofherefordshire.co.uk
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