THE TEAM behind last year’s successful Colne Food Festival has been co-opted onto Colne Town Council’s Events Committee to jointly host a double event with Christmas in Colne on Saturday 29th November.

Co-opted member, Ashley Sutcliffe of Colne’s Live Like the Boy, is working with Let’s Get Crafty’s, Charlie Bolton, to link the two events.


Christmas in Colne

“We’ve got an amazing 70 food and craft stalls signed up”, enthused Ashley. “Local firms, like Roaming Roosters who are bringing live animals to highlight the quality of their free range meats, and excellent local pubs, like The Trawden Arms and The Alma Inn, were enthusiastic supporters of the Festival from the start. But this year we have also attracted national firms, like Riverford Organic and Thornton’s Chocolates. We have fun attractions, with Retro Shots flavoured vodkas and Chilli Junkies and we have spectacle, with cookery demos from Gill Watson. Best of all, we have wonderful street food, including Fish&, the winner of the UK’s Best British Street Food Award, Piggy Small’s gourmet hotdogs and That Old Chestnut’s Vegan Cakes. Colne is going to smell absolutely delicious! You will not go hungry on 29th November!”

Colne Town Council’s Events Committee Chair, Cllr. Dorothy Lord said: “We are delighted to be linking up with the Colne Food Festival to create one simply magnificent day and early evening in Colne. We are starting at 10 a.m. and are having all our usual attractions which give colour to the town, including live music, face painting, donkeys and children’s rides. Colne Food Festival is continuing through the festive magic of our torch lit procession led by Santa, carols in the Church and Precinct, lights switch on and finally, to top off the day, our fireworks display at 7 p.m.”

Banners for the day, which is expected to draw thousands, from Colne and farther afield, will shortly be going up and the organisers are making maps available, so visitors can easily pinpoint which attraction is where.

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