15-Mar-2022

Huntingdonshire District Council is delighted to share details of its successful Huntingdon Spring Food Fayre, which took place on Saturday 12 March, in partnership with Huntingdon BID.

Part of the HDC Think Local campaign, the event attracted hundreds of visitors into Huntingdon’s historic market square, to enjoy an exciting programme of on-stage entertainment, alongside food and drink from an array of local businesses.

Funded by the Welcome Back Fund, attendees enjoyed a line-up of award-winning musicians and critically acclaimed comedians, organised by The Commemoration Hall, providing an eclectic mix of folk, soul and jazz, before a grand finale of familiar pop classics.

Visitors to the town were also treated to 12 stalls from local businesses offering a wide range of delicious food and drink, from cider and cocktails to continental specialities and indulgent treats. A steady stream of customers throughout the day meant that some traders reported selling out of their goods before the end of the day.

Local St Neots-based business, Badger's Chilli Kitchen, also entertained the crowds with their renowned Hot Dog Challenges. The winner from each challenge received £30 worth of Badger's Chilli Kitchen products, which they were able to choose from their stall on the day.

Executive Leader of the council, Cllr Ryan Fuller, said: "We were delighted to work with our local partners on this wonderful event, bringing music, laughter, and entertainment to the heart of Huntingdon."

"Our Think Local campaign is all about getting people back to our high streets, and events like this are a great way of doing just that, showcasing all that our diverse local businesses have to offer. I would like to thank everyone who helped to make it such a resounding success."

More information on the Think Local campaign and other events happening in Huntingdonshire can be found on our Welcome Back page.

The Think Local campaign is funded by the UK Government’s Welcome Back Fund, backed by the European Regional Development Fund.

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