What's on when at Sunderland Food & Drink Festival this weekend - check out our guide
Sunderland’s new culinary festival is just around the corner – with demonstrations, famous faces and stalls galore.
As Wearside prepares for the Sunderland Food and Drink Festival, organisers have now unveiled a guide to what’s on and where.
The three-day event, which launches on Friday, June 21 and ends on Sunday, June 23, will showcase food and drink from local, regional and international traders.
It’s taking place across a number of sites in the city centre; Keel Square, High Street West, Market Square and Blandford Street.
Organised by Sunderland BID, RR Events and Sunderland City Council, the festival promises something tasty for the whole family.
Councillor John Kelly, Sunderland City Council Portfolio Holder for Communities and Culture, said: “We had a very successful event with Scrantastic in Houghton in May, and we’re looking forward to working with Sunderland BID to replicate that in the city centre – but with more food, more stalls and more demonstrations.
“There’ll be something for everyone, so whether you’re a foodie or just looking for something different for the family, we hope you’ll head down to the city centre and support this fantastic new event.”
Highlights of the festival programme
Demonstrations at Keel Square
Friday, June 21 at 2pm: Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food
Friday, June 21 at 5pm: Revolution’s cocktail masterclass
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Saturday, June 22 at 10am: Bows, Bakes and Cakes drip cake demo
Saturday, June 22 at 11am: Foraging expert Alysia Vasey
Saturday, June 22 at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm: Jean-Christophe Novelli
Saturday, June 22 at 3pm: Nedi Chera with authentic Indian cuisine
Saturday, June 22 at 5pm: Ps and Qs cocktail masterclass
Sunday, June 23 at 11am and 1pm: CBeebies’ Katy Ashworth
Sunday, June 23 at 12pm and 2pm: Masterchef’s Dean Edwards
Blandford Street: Showcasing the North East’s fresh and regional produce
High Street West: The home for the festival’s tempting street food stalls
Market Square: Where to visit the continental market and craft stall