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Cheers! Crowds turn out for Wolverhampton Food and Drink Festival - PICTURES and VIDEO

By Jamie Brassington | Wolverhampton | Dining out | Published: | Last Updated:

An annual food festival received a thumbs up from spectators - as Wolverhampton's streets were transformed with live music and food stalls once again.

Eddie Burton, Tina Larkham, Hugh Jordon, Dave Larkham, Roy Edwards, Karen Edwards Helen Burton. All pictures: Steve Leath

The third instalment of the the Wolverhampton Food and Drink festival was hailed a success after it was held over the weekend.

More than 10,000 people are thought to have attended the event which had a delicious variety of food on offer alongside live music.

There was entertainment to cater for all ages with a free cinema, a fun fair slide and a penalty shoot-out arena.

WATCH: Highlights of the day. Video by Steve Leath

Wolverhampton Food and Drink Festival 2019 brings out the crowds

Kathryn Howat, aged 57 from Codsall, said: "I am loving it, the atmosphere and the all the different types of food, I think it is really good. It is the first time I have ever been here.

"I didn't know what to expect but I am really enjoying it."

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Jane Crook, 50 from Albrighton, said: "We went to the Good Food (Show) in Birmingham a few weeks ago and this has got more food and variety here than there was there.

"It is cheap to come here but it cost a fortune to get there (Birmingham), so to me it is just better. I would come back again."

GALLERY: More pictures from the festival

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Louise Jones, 26, from East Park, added: "The event looks alright so far. We are looking forward to the food and then we are going to the family open area."

The food ranged from burgers to jerk and pastry dishes. Promoter Will Power said they had "20 of the best street food traders in the country" which also served vegan dishes, falafels, hotdogs and desserts.

There was also alcohol stalls with traders selling gins, tonics.

There was two music areas that catered for live performances. One of the performers was Wolverhampton reggae artist Macca B who is known as "the Vegan rasta", said Will.

The food festival is run by Wolverhampton Council and is aimed at increasing tourism into the city.

It forms part of an annual programme of events, with upcoming ones focusing on business and then Christmas in the Winter season.

Heather Ernstons, partnership manager at the council, said: "This festival brings people from all over the place, Shrewsbury, Telford, Stafford, from Birmingham, Sutton, that ordinarily, if there was not this type of festival on, they would never come to Wolverhampton.

"When people come here, the impression that they get is awesome."

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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