Nuneaton’s popular food festivals making comeback this July – here’s all you need to know

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 20 June 2022

TWO FOOD FESTIVALS are to be held in Nuneaton next month.

Street food being cooked up in a wok (Image: Stock photo)

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council (NBBC) have officially confirmed today (Monday, 20 June) that two popular summer food events are to make a comeback in July.

Nuneaton Food Festival

The first event which is returning is Nuneaton Food Festival on Sunday, 10 July – and it will be held on Queens Road in Nuneaton town centre from 10am to 5pm.

It is being hosted by CJs Events Warwickshire, giving Nuneaton town-goers and out-of-town visitors alike the oportunity to ‘tantalise their tastebuds’ as they try a number of delicious dishes, with over 70 different food vendors in attendance.

As a part of the event, foodies will have the opportunity to strike up a conversation with Artisan producers – and find delicious new treats that would not be found inside big chain supermarkets.

Street Eats and Beats

Five days later, on Friday, 15 July, Nuneaton Street Eats and Beats will return after a three-year hiatus. But this year, it is to be held inside of Riversley Park, with admission at £2 a ticket, with under 5s being given free admission.

It will start at 5pm and run until 10.30pm, with ‘some of the best street food in the country’ on offer. As well as this, bevvys, such as cocktails, will be served up from local bars in the town park.

And, local musicians and a resident DJ will help to provide the soundtrack to the event to the late hours of the night.

Everyone is welcome, including dogs on leads. The Council have stated that the atmos for the night is to be ‘friendly and relaxed’.

A friendly, relaxed atmosphere awaits – with everyone welcome, including dogs on leads! Grab your friends, family and colleagues and bring an appetite. It’s only £2 entry with under 5s free.

Coun. Kristofer Wilson, Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said: “These will be a great start to the Summer. The Food Festival will offer new and exciting food to taste, along with drinks to wash them down with. I’m looking forward to the variety of traders it will bring.

“The Street Eats and Beats will also offer tasty street food and delicious drinks but also a chance to relax and unwind in Riversley Park. I hope everyone will be able to make it.”

Hinckley’s food festival returning in August

One month later, over in Hinckley, the beloved foodie favourite event, Feast Hinckley, is to be held for two days on Saturday, 6 August, and Sunday, 7 August, from 10am to 5pm on both days.

It will have free admission and over 50 street vendors in attendance, alongside a giant 120ft inflatable assault course, as well as a sandpit and minibikers course.

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