Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

PICTURES: Thousands flock to Ottery food fest

17:15 20 June 2014

Visitors got the chances to try the dishes at the Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref sho 5661-25-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Visitors got the chances to try the dishes at the Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref sho 5661-25-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Archant

Thousands of foodies from across East Devon flocked to Ottery St Mary to enjoy the town’s second Food and Families Festival.

The town centre was packed with people determined to make the most of the festival and they were rewarded with unending blue skies and culinary delights.

“We were blessed with an exceptionally sunny June day,” said Ruud Jansen Venneboer, one of the festival organisers. “People came in their droves to celebrate all that is good about the region, and we were delighted to welcome so many first-time visitors to the town.”

The Mill Street market was abuzz with stalls offering a wide variety of local produce, from wine and cider to chutneys, chilli sauce and cooking oils. For the sweet-toothed, tempting treats included locally made fudge and macarons.

Festival-goers were serenaded by choirs, the town band and teams of talented buskers from The Kings School.

Over in the cookery theatre, practical demonstrations by local chefs gave the audience food for thought, and an epic cook-off between MasterChef semi-finalist Saira Hamilton and Ottery’s ‘Samosa Lady’ Tina Chahaun ended with local lass Tina taking the honours.

Families enjoyed activities at the Institute and everyone tucked into the food on offer in the town with something for everyone, with Devon pasties, paella, hog roast, burgers and Tina’s samosas. As the day hotted up, the ice cream stall was a very popular choice. The fun went on into the evening and a great time was had by all.

Festival organisers thanked everyone who supported the festival and look forward to the next one in 2015.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sidmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sidmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sidmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

18:31
Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club. Ref shs 20-16SH 4304. Picture: Simon Horn.

Youngsters from Sidmouth Surf Lifesaving Club recently took to the water to mark the start of their 2016 season.

Read more
Sidmouth Folkweek sign. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 0636-32-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Sidmouth’s annual folk festival has been regarded as one of the best in the UK by The Guardian.

Read more
Beaver taking first steps in new home credit: Nick Upton/naturepl.com

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) has taken an ‘exciting’ new step in its project by introducing two more adult beavers on the River Otter.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30
Former soldier from Newton Poppleford - Second lieutenant, Raymond Savage, recently received a liberation diploma from the British Embassy for services in Norway. Ref shs 19-16AW 7050. Picture: Alex Walton

The ‘last man standing’ from the invasion of Norway in World War Two has been recognised by the country with a diploma.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:05
Powderham Castle

Police are urging festival goers to make personal safety a number one priority ahead of Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:56
Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for help to find David Cauldwell.

Police searching for a missing man with Sidmouth connections have found two bodies in an area of Petitor Woods in Torquay.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:40
Robyn needs to raise more than £4,000 for her trip.

A selfless Sidmouth teenager is set for an excursion to help poverty-stricken communities and endangered animals in Borneo, but needs the help of Herald readers.

Read more
Tue, 18:14

A businessman turned star litter-picker has completed a single-handed three-month clean-up of 120 miles of Sidmouth’s footpaths and country lanes.

Read more
Tue, 16:30
Ottery Primary School May celebrations. This year's queen and king, Eliza and Riley, with their attendants Bella and Toby, are crowned by Mr Nick Smith. Ref sho 21-16AW 7821. Picture: Alex Walton

School pupils dance around the maypole

Read more
Tue, 16:07
Three legged races at the Sid Vale Athletics meeting on Sunday. Ref shs 21-16SH 5928. Picture: Simon Horn.

Pictures of the event

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications