‘Taste of Spring’ food festival draws thousands to Banbury town centre

Weekend event included live music and treasure hunt for kids

Monday, 11th April 2022, 1:10 pm
People smile at the 'Taste of Spring' Food Festival in the town centre of Banbury on Sunday April 10 (photo from Banbury Town Council)
People smile at the 'Taste of Spring' Food Festival in the town centre of Banbury on Sunday April 10 (photo from Banbury Town Council)

More than 50 stallholders offered mouth-watering selections of food and drink as crowds flocked to the ‘Taste of Spring’ food festival in Banbury Market Place on Sunday April 10.

The event brought thousands of people and plenty of good food together for an occasion where eat-out lunches and takeaway teas were the orders of the day.

Live music, a kids’ treasure hunt and a box-of-doughnuts lucky dip added to the excitement – and made it a great day out for all age groups.

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Town Mayor Shaida Hussain said: “The spring food fair is always a popular event – though it hadn’t taken place for two years because of coronavirus restrictions. It was good to see it back and it was as popular as ever.

“Visitors were able to sample and buy items made by small independent producers, and, unlike many food fairs, admission was free leaving shoppers with more money to spend at the stalls.”

Banbury Town Mayor Shaida Hussain at the 'Taste of Spring' Food Festival in the town centre on Sunday April 10 (photo from Banbury Town Council)
Thousands attended the 'Taste of Spring' Food Festival in the Banbury town centre on Sunday April 10 (photo from Banbury Town Council)
Thousands attended the Banbury Food Festival on Sunday April 10 (photo from Banbury Town Council)
Women enjoy a drink at the Banbury Food Festival in the town centre on Sunday April 10 (photo from Banbury Town Council)
Banbury Town Mayor Shaida Hussain at the 'Taste of Spring' Food Festival in the town centre on Sunday April 10 (photo from Banbury Town Council)
Thousands of people attended the 'Taste of Spring' Food Festival in Banbury on Sunday April 10 (photo from Banbury Town Council)
A family enjoys the Banbury Food Festival in the town centre on Sunday April 10 (photo from Banbury Town Council)