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Distinct Darlington Delivers Delicious News

Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 10.21.51A NORTH EAST food festival is to return to the streets of Darlington for a third year running.

Distinctly Delicious – Darlington Festival of Food will take place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May 2016, with preparations for the event already well underway, including a new programme of food-related events and activities.

The stalls within the Producers Market, which will be 100 per cent bigger than the first food festival in 2014, have almost sold out with over two months to go until the event, while the popular Street Food market is also already over-subscribed.

“Our first and second festivals were so popular, we definitely had to bring it back for a third consecutive year,” said Alex Hirst, BID Manager for Distinct Darlington.

“Our food festival has become a massive success and we are very proud to be able to showcase the high quality products that Darlington and the surrounding area has to offer.”

The festival will feature demonstrations from chefs from leading North East venues, along with the return of the Distinctly Delicious Market Awards, artisan food tastings and drop-in cooking workshops.

Organisers will also build on the success of the famous crowd-pleasing centrepiece event; The Locomotion Cake Parade, which recreates the journey of Stephenson’s famous train through Darlington in cake.

For more information, visit or, to take part in the festival, contact Simon Preston at

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