Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 11 August 2021
LOCAL FOODIES warmly welcomed the return of popular food festival, Feast Hinckley, which celebrated its fourth annual event inside of the Argents Mead park last weekend.
It made its well-received return this year, after last year’s event (2020) was cancelled due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
The free-to-enter Borough Council-arranged festival was held on Saturday (August 6) and Sunday (August 7), from 10am until 5pm on both days.
International tasty treats were on offer, with some vendors offering up Malaysian, South African, Thai, Indian and Greek dishes, just to list a few.
Local vendors were also in attendance – such as Hinckley’s Bond Street Gin Distillery, Melton Mowbray’s Brockleby’s with their takeaway pies and Leicester’s Baked by Neelu, with their vegan and gluten-free brownies and cookies.
Four live bands performed at the event from inside the Diamond Jubilee Bandstand.
Other highlights included Hinckley’s radio station Fosse 107 who greeted residents from their own stall, a face painter, and a stilt-walker.
Cllr. Keith Nichols, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council’s Executive Member for Culture, said: “After the disappointment of having to cancel last year’s event along with so many other events last summer, it was a real treat to have this popular food festival return to Hinckley.
“I have seen so many comments from people relieved to see the return of some normality and saying how much they enjoyed the food and drink on offer.
“My thanks to the Events Team who have worked hard to make this event happen this year despite the ongoing challenges working within the guidelines to keep everyone safe and to the vendors and to everyone who came along and supported this event.”