Foodies flock to town festivalBy Alice Murphy
September 10, 2008
Wokingham Food and Drink Festival was the success hoped for by traders and townspeople, despite the weather threatening otherwise.
Marquees and wisely placed woodchips on the ground at Elms Field, off Wellington Road, meant even when the rain came, foodies were not deterred from enjoying the best of British and foreign food at the weekend.
Companies had come from miles around to tempt townspeople into trying their wares and there were demonstrations and free tastes galore.
Town centre manager Brian Newman said the festival had been a resounding success and promised and even bigger and better edition of the tasty event next year.
“More than eighty per cent of the traders have already said they want to come back," he said.
“It was very good, considering the weather. It was against us but it didn’t finish it off.
“One of the plans to combat the weather is to have more marquees next year.
“It will be even bigger and better still.”
- For the full story and photographs of the event, please see this week's Wokingham Times.
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