With more than 65 stalls offering the finest local produce, charity stalls, entertainment and cookery demonstrations, the event’s theme is very much ‘keep it local’.
Mayor of Beverley Cllr Peter Astell explained more: “Beverley has so much to offer, and this event provides a great showcase for local producers and growers, community groups, charities and entertainers. This truly is a community event and by keeping it free to attend, it’s open to everyone, residents and tourists alike to enjoy. I would encourage people to come along and support these local companies.”
The event is organised by Beverley Town Council in association with Beverley Minster. Speaking about the event, Vicar of Beverley Minster Rev Jeremy Fletcher said: “The Christmas Festival of Food and Drink has become one of the highlights of the Minster’s year. To see this ancient place full of bustle, and to smell and taste the superb food and drink on offer is a real treat. It’s a celebration of good, local, sustainable and enjoyable food and drink, in an amazing setting.”
The Beverley Christmas Festival of Food & Drink on Saturday 28th November from 10am to 3.30pm is all set for a fun, festive day for the whole family to enjoy.
Entertainment includes performances by Beverley Community Choir, Beverley Ukelele Group, and talks and demonstrations will be given by Atom Beers, Fabulously Fruity Wine, Side Oven Bakery, Broken Blossom Florists, Kevin Hara and Lakeland Kitchenware.
In addition, the Beverley Westwood Lions will be bringing Santa to the event in his sleigh at 10am, and will be raising funds outside the North Door of the Minster until 12 noon.
Santa’s grotto will be open from 1pm and children can give him their present wish list and have their photograph taken with him.
There will also be a tombola stall in support of the Mayor’s charities: Beverley Community Lift and The Cherry Tree Stroke Club.
In addition, there will charity stalls, refreshments in the Parish Rooms, and the Minster shop will be open for the sale of Christmas cards and gifts.