By Connie Osborne Thursday 24 October 2013 Updated: 25/10 07:53
ALCESTER’S first Autumn Food Festival proved a recipe for success after thousands of visitors flocked to the town.
More than 80 stalls were on offer during Saturday’s event (October 19) which saw around 15,000 visitors enjoying everything from cheeses, pies, meats and breads, to handmade chocolates, local ales and a pig roast.
The Court Leet also made their usual appearance as they carried out their traditional assizes testing the quality of the bread, fish, meat and ales on offer.
It was the first autumn festival for the town following the success of the main well-established food festival which takes place in May.
Maurice Abney-Hastings, one of the festival organisers, said: “The stalls were fantastic and the owners certainly seemed happy with the day.
“For the first time I really noticed a lot of people from all over the country visiting including Oxford, Hereford and Leicestershire and a lot of people who had never been before which was really promising to see.
“It was a brilliant day all-in-all and I was so pleased the weather managed to hold off for most of the day.
“I don’t think we have a choice in holding it again next year, I don’t think we would be able to not have it really.”
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