The flagship event takes place on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September, with a great evening of launch events on Friday, 28 September. Last year saw Michelin-starred chef Kevin Tickle of The Forest Side in Grasmere cook for just 32 guests in Wordsworth House & Garden. The event quickly sold out and was huge success. The Secret Gin Garden also made an appearance for the first time in the Castlegate House Gallery and its magical private garden on Friday evening and during Saturday.
Elsewhere, Prosecco and the Pig saw hundreds of visitors relax with fizz from Tipsy Filly and artisan meats from StoneHouse Smokery, all to the soundtrack of DJs playing Northern Soul and disco.
The festival’s comedy night also sold out, with three great national names taking to the stage in its new home at the Jennings Marquee at Jennings Brewery . The main event, on both days of the weekend, saw a massive producers’ market with 80 stalls and the demonstration stage on Main Street, plus a hot food court with loads of freshly-cooked goodies to eat in Market Place. Cockermouth Kitchen Company in Market Place also hosted the expert masterclasses.
Planning for the 2018 event is well underway so watch this space and all will be revealed!
Around 40,000 people come and join us at Taste Cumbria Cockermouth each year – a sure sign that this is a fantastic event so come along and join us for our fabulous foodie festival!
For information about Cockermouth, plus suggestions of where to stay and other
things to see and do, please visit www.cockermouth.org.uk
Food producers, traders and suppliers who would like to book traders’ pitches should call 01228 612740 or apply through our booking form here!