Littleborough savours success at annual food & drink festival

Date published: 11 June 2024

Littleborough was a hive of culinary delight on Saturday (8 June) as the annual Food & Drink Festival took over Hare Hill Road and Church Street.

Organised by Littleborough Events and Associations Forum (LEAF), the festival proved to be a feast for the senses. 

With over 20 vibrant stalls showcasing an array of food and drink, festival-goers had their plates full. The event kitchen was abuzz with excitement as Austin Hopley from Vinesteins led cooking demonstrations, treating the audience to mouth-watering samples that left everyone craving more.

The main stage was a hit, featuring electrifying performances by Wardle Junior Blast and Lee Rigg, Danny King, Caroline Longden Zumba, and Thieving Magpies. These acts rocked the crowd, ensuring the festival was a hit from start to finish.

Children had their own share of fun too, thanks to Cook Stars Rossendale and Blackburn, who whipped up tasty treats. Vix Facepaint turned little ones into walking masterpieces, while The Star Tree Studio provided a crafty haven for budding artists.


Littleborough Food & Drink Festival


A spokesperson for the group said “A whole lot of hard work but enjoyed by many.

“Thanks to all our team of volunteers without whom this event simply wouldn’t happen.

“Thanks to our sponsors Vinesteins, The Crust Fund Co., The Star Tree Studio, Rochdale Borough Council and Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund. And thanks to Austin Hopley for giving up his day to provide three fantastic cooking demonstrations.

"Thanks to all the stall holders who came along and shops that joined in to make it a great success!

"And finally thanks to all you who visited and supported the event, great to see such community spirit from people from Littleborough and beyond.”

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