Dewsbury festivals whet visitors’ appetite

Dewsbury town centre enjoys the first Dewsbury Fiery Food Market. Anthony Whitehouse from the Dewsbury town team gets into the spirit of the day. (d230511124)
Dewsbury town centre enjoys the first Dewsbury Fiery Food Market. Anthony Whitehouse from the Dewsbury town team gets into the spirit of the day. (d230511124)

THOUSANDS of people flocked to Dewsbury at the weekend for two tasty festivals.

The town hosted the Dewsbury and Heavy Woollen Beer and Cider Festival from Thursday until Sunday, with those visiting on Saturday in for an extra treat with Dewsbury’s first Fiery Food Market.

Punters had flocked from as far away as America to try some of the unusual brews on offer.

More than 3,000 pints were sold at the beer festival on Saturday, and visitors were treated to performances from local musicians.

Meanwhile, market stalls outside were selling hot treats from spicy meatballs to chilli chocolate and cake.

In fact, sales of the the hot stuff went so well that some traders asked to stay open late and completely sold out.

There were also cooking demonstrations and sessions telling people how they could grow their own food.

And the events had a knock-on effect for town centre businesses who reported an increase in sales.

Pick up a copy of this week’s Reporter for more pictures from the festivals.