The food and drink festival attracts almost 30,000 people and that is very much the target in 2014. The 2013 years crowd was down from 2012 at 26,500 but Easter was very early this year and sub-zero temperatures during the event kept crowds away on the Monday. With Easter being in late April this year we are hopeful of some warmer weather and record crowds.”
The event features over 150 exhibitors, an area dedicated to local artists from the Grosvenor Arts Society, the best chefs led by Sundays brunch’s Simon Rimmer, a great interactive kids cooking scene and new next year a dedicated BBQ cooking demo area featuring outdoor furniture, BBQs and camping equipment.
Running side by side with the Festival is Camperfest, an event that sees campers from across the UK descend on the Roodee to enjoy a weekends camping right in the heart of Chester. Organisers say they are looking to double the numbers that attend this event in 2014 and with a fair wind this ambition seems achievable.
Tickets for the event are just £6 for adults when bought on line, in advance and are on sale now. Children under 12 are free. For more information got to