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Alnwicks Food Festival

Sponsor Announced for 2018 Food Festival

Motorcare Ford in Alnwick will be the main sponsor of the Alnwick Food Festival on 22nd and 23rd September 2018

“Ford Motorcare Alnwick are delighted to sponsor this year’s Alnwick Food Festival,” says Bryan Easton, Managing Director.  “It’s one of the big calendar event dates for the town that everyone looks forward to,  bringing people together to celebrate some great food and produce along with amazing entertainment to provide great fun that everyone can come along and enjoy.

“I think it’s important to support these events. Running a local business myself I know how important it is promote our local services and this is an excellent way to showcase what our local community has to offer.


“I know the event draws in tens of thousands of visitors and provides revenue for our local business’s so hope it long continues past the 13 year mark it now sits on.”


“We are delighted to have the support of Motorcare Ford in Alnwick for this year’s event,” adds Philip Angier, Food Festival Chair. “One of our priorities remains to showcase and celebrate the talents and enterprise of our food producers in Northumberland and the region. It’s especially fitting to have sponsorship from a business based in the town.


“We’ve an exciting mix of exhibitors booked for the week-end – familiar faces and some coming to Alnwick for the first time. Experiences not to be missed at this year’s event are the Mussel Pot (serving fresh mussels with crusty bread) and Corbridge-based Harper’s Exotic BBQ who promise burgers in a variety of exotic flavours including venison, buffalo and kangaroo!”

Graham Harper, the chef behind this unusual menu says, ”It’s called the Exotic BBQ. Please be careful not to mis-spell it! I offer burgers with flavours far flung places.  Whether you’re a regular at Alnwick Food Festival or it’s yours first time, let your taste buds travel and try a Kangaroo or a Buffalo Burger.”

Ford Motorcare Alnwick will be featuring the new Ford Focus with two cars on show at the event and staff available to help explain the features of the new vehicles. “We are very excited at the arrival of the all new Ford Focus. The All-New Focus is built to improve your driving experience in every way. This next generation car is packed with advanced features like Ford Co-Pilot360, an impressive set of Driver Assist Technologies including Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go and Lane Centring, and Active Park Assist 2. Together, these smart technologies can help manage acceleration, braking, and even steering. It’s technology that’s so effortless and useful, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it”

“The Food Festival has a great following,” says Melanie Corn, Marketing and Promotions Officer. “Following the launch of this year’s event today, there will be regular posts on our website and Facebook pages to keep you in touch with the whole week-end programme – street food, stalls, family entertainment and what else is going on around town over the Festival week-end. Our website address is  and our Facebook is AlnwickFoodFestival.”

The 2018 Food Festival which will take place on 22nd  and 23rd September is expecting to attract over 50 street food stalls and food and drink producers, and to offer a full programme of family entertainment details of which will be announced in the coming weeks through the Northumberland Gazette.

This popular free event has attracted a footfall to the Market Square more than 30,000 over the course of the week-end. Commenting on last year’s event, Kathryn Archibald, a new recruit to the Steering Committee and attending her first Alnwick Food Festival said: “The Festival is a celebration of authentic, artisan food and crafts which, combined with the music and entertainers create a friendly atmosphere for everyone involved. It is a pleasure to be part of a successful community event.”

For more details contact:

For further details contact:

Philip Angier –,uk     – 079711 62623

Melanie Corn  –             – 07930 901377


Images Provided

Philip Angier and Derek Oetting shake hands to mark the sponsorship deal

New Ford Focus

Food Festival in Market Place (x 2)

Harpers Exotic Burger

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