Food festival to return to Leyland this summer

Last summer's Leyland Food Fayre
Last summer's Leyland Food Fayre
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Exciting plans are in the pipeline to build on the success of last year’s Leyland Guardian Food Fayre.

The 2016 Leyland Food and Beer Festival will be held in the town centre on Saturday, August 27.

Food and drink stalls will be set up along Hough Lane and in Balfour Court, near Leyland Market, and there will also be live music and cookery demonstrations.

The event, organised by the Leyland Town Team and South Ribble Council, follows the success of the town’s first food fayre, launched by the Guardian last year.

Other ambitious plans for Leyland were also discussed at the Town Team’s first Annual General Meeting, held at La Corte last Tuesday.

It was revealed that this year’s Leyland Festival, set for June 18, will have a superhero theme, and the Town Team is planning to revive the popular pram race feature from days gone by.

There will also be traditional family games on Worden Park on the day, such as a coconut shy, as well as live music, a beer tent, and a funfair.

It is hoped that local schools will join in the fun by creating bunting to decorate the town centre for the event, to mark the route of the popular parade.

The Town Team is also hoping to raise funds throughout the year to support phase two of its Christmas lights campaign, and other events such as race nights in town centre pubs, and a summer ball with a casino theme, are also in the works.

A Christmas Festival and lights switch-on with celebrity guests is planned for November 26, and looking ahead to the summer of 2017, there are hopes to bring a full day music festival to the town.

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