Spitfire flypast set for Accrington Food Festival

By Scott Dawson Advertising

30 Mar 2023

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Accrington Food Festival has always been a great spectacle and amazing day out, with international, regional and local food markets, drink stands, live entertainment, kitchen demonstrations and a sensational war re-enactment to commemorate the anniversary of the D-Day landings.

For 2023, the organisers are delighted to announce that they have secured a flypast of a Supermarine Spitfire, due to fly over at 13:40. More Spitfires were built than any other British combat aircraft, and they were crucial in the British victory at the battle of Britain in 1940. They are now flown by the RAF Aircrew at special events, to promote the outstanding work of the RAF, promote our military history and commemorate those who fell in service. 

With limited available space remaining, organisers of the Food Festival, which takes place on Saturday 3rd June, Amazing Accrington, are encouraging local Lancashire businesses to book their food stalls now. For more information, contact [email protected]

The Food Festival is free to attend thanks to support from sponsors North Lancs Training Group, Property Shop, Hyndburn Borough Council and Financial Affairs. Taking place in Accrington Town Centre, Broadway will be transformed into a spectacular street of international cuisine, while an amazing regional and local food market will also be on show, offering wonderful local delicacies. Accrington Market will also be hosting both an indoor and outdoor market for Hyndburn Independents, with visitors to the event encouraged to #ShopLocal.

Murray Dawson, chair of Amazing Accrington, said: "The Accrington Food Festival is one of the best events around. Every year I'm so excited to put the plans together, and securing a flypast really will be an absolute spectacle for everyone to enjoy.

"From putting on one of the best war re-enactments in the county, to offering a wide range of delicious foods and artisan stalls in our international, regional and local food markets, we've got something for everyone at this year's Food Festival and there will be plenty of exciting surprises to announce along the way too."

Gareth Lindsay, managing director of NLTG, added "We're happy to support this great event and we will be there to see everyone enjoying themselves. The Spitfire flypast will be a great addition this year, can't wait to see it!"

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