Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival 2014

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This years festival took place from 7 – 11 August 2014 in the area in front of the railway station in the town centre.

DSC_0101Over the last few years the festival has grown and expanded and is now one of the “must attend” items in the diary.

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My first visit this year was on the Thursday morning and things were relatively quiet with some stall holders still setting up, and pretty hard work it looked for some of them.

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I retuned in the afternoon and by now everything was in full swing………..all the food stall were up and running (food from India, Pakistan, Mongolia, Mexico, Thailand, Brazil and many other countries was on sale) and doing extremely good trade.

DSC_0152 Several “micro breweries” were displaying their ales much to the delight of the locals who were consuming the liquid refreshment in copious quantities.

DSC_0134 My favourite stall was back again “The Gift of Oil” which sells the finest olive oils I have ever tasted, the Portuguese Alentejo one is very good but the winner has to be the Sicilian which is so good I could drink it in half pint glasses!

DSC_0113 As usual there were entertainers, buskers and face painting for the kids along with a tent were kids could go and learn the basics of cooking (excellent idea, why don’t they do this in schools?……..now there is a novel idea).

DSC_0112 The fair always attracts a small number of eccentrics and oddballs (all good humoured) but the strangest site I saw this year was a man with a pet cockatoo on a leash. He was sat at a table drinking beer with the cockatoo on his shoulder and I subsequently, saw him wandering around with the cockatoo still perched snugly on his shoulder…………you have to remember that this is West Yorkshire and there are some “strange folk” living around here.

DSC_0149 I paid another visit to the festival on the Saturday and this time it was even busier. The locals had turned out in their thousands and much food and drink was being consumed.

DSC_0124 Generally speaking the weather was very good for the first three days but on Sunday torrential downpours put a damper on the festival…………..but a guess three very good days out of four is not bad going in Huddersfield.

DSC_0170 The festival provided some excellent photographic opportunities and I hope you enjoy the ones I have shared with you here.

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© Kindadukish 2014

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2 Responses to Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival 2014

  1. info4u2bu says:

    Excellent coverage – again. Good photographs – as always. Great read!

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  2. tairaxo says:

    Looks like a great time! I love food festivals that we have here in Hawaii- lots of different ethnic foods to sample. I’m your newest follower and would love for you to stop by my site when you get a chance http://www.tairaxo.com I look forward to your visit 🙂

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