Much-loved Feast Hinckley food festival proved popular with hungry Hinckleyans

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 9 August 2022

HINCKLEY’S ANNUAL popular food festival wowed town foodies and park-goers over the course of the weekend (6 and 7 August) when it returned to Argents Mead park.

Pictured: Consort Barry Walker and Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Mayor, Dawn Glenville, tucking in to some of the tasty treats which were on offer from ‘The Chilli Guys’ at the annual Feast Hinckley food festival. (Image: Ted Cottrell)

Feast Hinckley, a two-day-long free-to-enter food event arranged by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council seen visitors spoiled for choice, as over 45 different vendors offered them a wide array of different dishes, drinks, and desserts.

Zzzinga were serving up pints of honey cider, Hinckley’s own Bond Street Distillery were serving a new gin, and there was even an on-site bar with a wide array of beers.

And, food-wise, many of the vendors came from further afield than Leicestershire – a wide array of both national and international dishes were on offer. Some of these included Mexican burritos, Thai food, Greek food, and even Jamaican food.

Over the course of the two-day-long event, five live bands and musicians performed their sets from inside of the park’s bandstand.

The performers who entertained the crowds were Acsia, The Jigantics, Debbie Lacie, Richie Phillips, and Amy Lancaster.

Hinckley’s own Business Improvement District, Hinckley BID, sponsored a giant 120ft inflatable assault course, which helped to keep youngsters happy.

Town radio station Fosse 107 provided the soundtrack to the weekend, showcasing a number of the vendors live on-air to local listeners.

And, even four-legged friends were considered whilst they were visiting the festival with their owners, as their were some stalls specifically dedicated to selling pet treats.

Coun. Keith Nichols, the Borough Council’s Executive Member for Culture, said: “It was a real delight to have this popular food festival return to Hinckley.

“I have seen so many comments from people saying how much they enjoyed the food, drink and entertainment on offer.

“My thanks to our events team, Fosse 107, Leicester Event Medical Team, Hinckley BID to all our council Street Scene and Green Spaces Teams and to the vendors and of course to the thousands of people who came along and supported this wonderful event.”

In a statement, a Borough Council spokesperson has confirmed that Feast Hinckley is to return to the Argents Mead Park next August.

And, planning is already “well underway” for the Festive Feast and Crafts Market, on December 11, in Market Place.

Those looking for future updates on Feast Hinckley can find them on its official Facebook page.

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