A POPULAR food festival will return this summer to raise money for a North-East hospice.

The Butterwick Hospice Food Festival is back at Preston Park, near Stockton, on Saturday, September 28, and will showcase some of the finest food and drink from all over the Tees Valley.

After a successful debut in 2018, the food festival returns with a rich menu of street-food and a variety of stalls, including Deja Brew mobile café, The Falafel Fella, and The Porky Pint Bar, just to name a few.

Gates open at 2pm, and the event is expected to continue late into the evening. Live music and cooking demonstrations will take place throughout the day, along with face-painting and other family-friendly activities.

All money raised from the event will support the work of Butterwick Hospice, which provides end-of-life care to terminally ill people and their loved ones across North Yorkshire and South Durham.

Sarah Kernan, event organiser, said: “We had a great time when we introduced the food festival last year, and we’re delighted to be bringing it back again, bigger and better than before.

“There are lots of good ways to support the work of vital charities like Butterwick Hospice Care, but we think that sitting in the sunshine, with some delicious food and a cold drink, has to be one of the best!”

An exciting line-up of local performers is also booked to deliver live entertainment, including Lost State of Dan, Ty Lewis, Eric Hynes, and Butterwick’s official busker, Carl Booth.

Sarah said: “We’re always on the lookout for new stallholders who would like to be a part of this special day.”
Anyone interested in joining in can email her at sarah.kearnan@butterwick.org.uk.”

Tickets for the festival cost £5 each, and are available in advance by visiting www.butterwick.org.uk/events/foodanddrink, or by calling 01642 628930.