Street’s Sparkle Festival : A feast of food and drink and who wants a life-size Christmas card ?

  Posted: 12.11.21 at 10:08 by The Editor

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Street’s Sparkle Festival is set to be a wonderful celebration of local food and drink, with over 70 food & drink producers and local makers booked in to showcase their products plus some high quality entertainment.

The team behind the eat:Festivals are counting down to their first festive festival in the town on Saturday 20 November.

Head of Sparkle, Sraha Milner Simonds said: " "The festival will be in the Crispin Centre, Crispin Hall and Library Square and is being held with the support of Street Parish Council and Clarks Village management team."

You can expect farmers’ market favourites like cheese, ales and pies alongside artisan chocolates, gin and charcuterie. All the hot food providers will be offering a low-priced option and there will be lots of vegan, gluten free and other dietary options available. There will be music and festive characters - including a very jolly Father Christmas.

The festival organisers have got some new elements alongside the fantastic local producers.

You will be able to snap yourself a lifesize Christmas card. The team will have some props on hand and you can create your unique card using your phone.

Eat:Festivals can't guarantee the white stuff, but this man will be making an appearance

They are also on the lookout for the best Christmas jumper EVER. All you have to do is snap yourself in your jumper at the festival and post it on Twitter, Instagram or the event pages with the #EATMYJUMPER to be in with a chance of winning a very special eat:Festivals prize.

We caught up with one of the organisers, Bev Milner Simonds, to find out more.

“We love bringing the town centre to life for our one-day events and we wanted to spread that cheer into the winter months with these festive festivals. Christmas is traditionally a time for feasting and we hope that many visitors with use the festivals as an opportunity to stock up on local produce to share with friends and family.

"We are also working with the local Foodbank to provide a drop-off point for donations outside the library for those in the local community who aren’t in a position, for whatever reason, to have enough food on the table at this time of year.”

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