Tastes from all over the world at Banbury food fair

Celebrity chef Brian Turner entertained audiences at last year's Banbury Food Fair and even used the charity beer 'Thirsty Kirsty' in his recipe. NNL-140817-204557001
Celebrity chef Brian Turner entertained audiences at last year's Banbury Food Fair and even used the charity beer 'Thirsty Kirsty' in his recipe. NNL-140817-204557001

Banbury’s Market Place will be brimming with food and drink from menus across the world at this year’s Food Fair.

More than 100 stalls will tempt the appetites of visitors on Sunday, August 9 with cuisine of many flavours – with cooking demonstrations and competitions to entertain the crowds.

The free event has been organised by Banbury Town Council, and councillor Colin Clarke, chairman of the council’s general services committee, said: “The Food Fair is one of Banbury’s most popular events and attracts many thousands of people.

“Last year’s event attracted about 12,000 visitors and this year – with more stalls, more demonstrations and more to drink and eat – the event will be busier than ever.”

Famous faces from TV food shows will be present to pass on their culinary skills, including celebrity chef Rustie Lee and last year’s Great British Bake Off finalist, Luis Troyano.

Children are invited to make and top a milkshake and there will also be a Banbury Cook Off, a Ready, Steady, Cook-style competition and an omelette challenge.

And in conjunction with the food fair will be the Flower and Produce Show. Local growers and producers will enter fruit, vegetables, flowers and cakes into six categories and 93 classes.

The event takes place from 10.30am until 4.30pm.