Traders prepare for Durham Cricket’s ‘wicket’ Chester-le-EATS food festival

Traders from County Durham and beyond are preparing to for the first Chester-le-EATS food and drink festival, hosted by Durham Cricket.

The free event will be held on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 of October and will see over 50 food stalls and vendors showcase their wares, in a celebration of local food and drink produced in the North East.

It has been launched by Durham Cricket as part of the venue’s aims to expand its events calendar and support the local community and economy.

Ythan Sale, Durham Cricket’s Event Manager, said: “We have had a fantastic response so far from the region’s top traders and have some seriously tasty produce lined up. Chester-le-EATS has been launched by us not only to provide a free family fun day out for all, but to support local businesses and help boost the local economy after two years of not having any events due to Covid.

“It comes off the success of Chester Fest, a community event which we held in 2019 which saw thousands flock to the venue. Chester-le-EATS aims to build on our excellent relationship with the local and wider community.

“As well as a food and drink theme, the event will also have an 80s retro vibe – and we will be announcing some top entertainment soon!”

Around 50 traders, which will include a mix of hot food vans as well as local producers, will be at the event; with all street food vans situated in the car park at Durham Cricket and all producers in the venue’s Castle View Suite and Cathedral Suite.

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Traders prepare for Durham Cricket's ‘wicket’ Chester-le-EATS food festival

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