Loughborough is staging a festive food and drink market featuring a range of great-tasting goodies.
The Loughborough Christmas Food and Drink Festival is being held on Friday December 16th – and coincides with a craft fair in the Market Place.
Running from 10am to 4pm, the event gives shoppers the chance to pick up unusual Christmas gifts and buy delicious food and drink direct from producers.
Stallholders will be selling a range of mouth-watering items including meat, cheese, olives, speciality oils, sausages, curry pastes, roast potatoes, pies, Caribbean sauces, sweets, chocolates, crepes, cakes, cider, liqueurs and wine.
The Wildlife Trust will also be running a stall at the event, which is the latest in a number of food and drink markets organised for Loughborough by East Midlands Fine Foods on behalf of Charnwood Borough Council.
“This will be a great opportunity for shoppers to buy some really tasty products for Christmas direct from those who are making them,” said Fiona Anderson, from East Midlands Fine Foods.
“Markets and fairs are an excellent way to meet producers and those who have a strong knowledge about the items that they are selling. They can give tips on how best to cook or serve something, and what its origins are.”
ouncillor Paul Harley, Charnwood Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Leisure and Culture, said: “The Christmas food and drink market is part of our packed Country Comes To Town Christmas Programme which is helping the Borough feel festive while offering up some Yuletide treats!
“The food and drink market is the perfect venue to find something a little bit special for the Christmas dinner table this year while you could even pick up a last minute Christmas gift for your loved ones.
“It is yet another example of why you need to look no further than Loughborough for your Christmas shopping this year!”
For details call East Midlands Fine Foods on 0115 9758810.