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Second helping of top grub and family fun!

19:30 21 April 2014

Organisers and sponsors of the Ottery St Mary food and families festival at the Rusty Pig. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref sho 3851-16-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24

Organisers and sponsors of the Ottery St Mary food and families festival at the Rusty Pig. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref sho 3851-16-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24


Organisers behind the Ottery Food and Families Festival have big things planned for this year’s event – including more live music, cooking demos from top chefs and a return of the Ottery fish dancing.

The two-day festival, scheduled for June 13 and 14, will also feature more activities for children and a bigger street market.

Organiser Ruud Jansen Venneboer said: “We’re going for a repeat of last year’s event, and I’ll be happy if we match last year’s experience.

“But we’ve taken on a lot of feedback and made improvements based on what we’ve heard.

“There’s going to be more on both nights, which should help make it much more of a whole weekend event.”

He added that the festival would be sticking to its original aim of showcasing the town to people who would not usually visit – which could provide a boost for local traders.

“We’re trying to encourage businesses to open on the Saturday, and to do something a bit different to entice people in. There’s going to be thousands of people in town, so it’s a great opportunity to make the most of.”


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