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

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 www.sidmouthherald.co.uk 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 www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

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.”

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

18:30
St John's school's new director of music Clive Salmon is pictured with year four students this week. Ref shs 15-16SH 0405. Picture: Simon Horn

A keyboardist who performed on a charity recording of a David Bowie classic has taken the top music job at St John’s School.

Read more
17:30
The new cooker at Twyford House that is expected to cook over 500 meals a month. Ref shs 16-16SH 1438. Picture: Simon Horn

A new cooker, which will allow a ‘lifeline’ charity to continue its popular lunch club, was installed this week, thanks to donations from the community.

Read more
16:25
Sidmouth Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group committee. Ref shs 15-16SH 0741. Picture: Simon Horn

Views needed to help shape Neighbourhood Plan according to community values

Read more

Three cars have been involved in collision near Newton Poppleford.

Read more
14:09

Voters will be going to the polls next week to choose the next Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall.

Read more
09:46
The bogus Postcode Lottery letter,

Warnings about bogus People’s Postcode Lottery letters offering prizes of £335,000 have been issued to Sidmouth residents.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:34
Josh Gutierrez will soon be heading off to Cambodia where he will take part in a VSO project. Ref shs 7653-34-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A university graduate from Sidmouth is calling on East Devon’s MP to lobby for a rise in international aid to help developing countries.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:59
The Balfour Arms is set to reopen following a half-a-million pound investment

National pub operator Punch also creates 12 jobs at The Balfour Arms as part of the project.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:02
EDDC officer spraying a temporary stencil alerting dogs owners to the ban

Signs telling people about the seasonal dog bans on East Devon beaches have been improved.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30
Mary and Kay Bagwell accept the Keith Owen Fund plaque with Coco Hodgkinson and Louise Cole from Chris Woodruff of the SVA. Ref shs 15-16SH 0420. Picture: Simon Horn

The Sid Vale Association (SVA) has marked its support for Sea Fest with a plaque at the Ham.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 4°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