If barista-crafted coffees, cocktails on the coast and sweet treats by the sea, all sound-tracked by LIVE local music is your kind of thing - you’ll be delighted to know the Tynemouth Food Festival is BACK this weekend.
Here’s everything you need to know about the event.
When does the event take place?
The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, this weekend.
Doors open at 10am tomorrow, closing at 5pm. This is applicable to both days.
Where is it?
Tynemouth Food Festival is set to be located on the site of the Tynemouth Priory and Castle, which overlooks the North Sea and entrance to the River Tyne.
Is the event free or ticketed?
While kids go free to the event - anyone under the age of 15 - adults must pay an entry fee.
Adult tickets are priced at £3.50.
Numbers are limited to a maximum of four children per ticket paying adult.
And a ticket purchase is limited to just one day of the festival, not both.
Dogs are permitted, but will not be allowed access to the marquees.
Where do I buy tickets?
Tickets can be purchased by clicking this link.
Organisers advise buying in advance but can be purchased on the door.
What food vendors will be on site?
There’s something for everyone at the festival.
Here’s a full list of what food stalls will be open: Simply Cheesecake, The Cherry Tree Preserves, The Brownie Bar, Northumbrian Sausage Company - Northumberland, Anarchy Brew Co, The Canny Candy Gadgies, Magpye, Travelling Bee Company, R Place, PitWheel Distillery Ltd, RelishCoffee.com, The Whitley Bay Fudge Company, Screaming Chimp Chilli Sauce Ltd, Eekie-igo, Bake for the Soul, Hot Wax Newcastle, Howey Nichols and Dancing Goat Cold Brew Coffee.
What live music is on offer?
Here are the listings for Saturday’s live music: Conor Michael (11am); Hayley Watson (Noon); Sam Shields (1pm); Larry Page (2pm); Simma (3pm); Stephen Wilson (4pm).
And on Sunday, it goes a little something like this: Conor Michael (11am); Kieran Taylor (Noon); Paul Reed (1pm); Sam Rea (2pm); Jamie and Georgie (3pm); Stephen Wilson (4pm).
And according to the organisers, event attendees are being told to “listen out for steel drums and ukuleles too”. Sounds like it will truly be an assault on the senses this weekend.
What else is on?
Whitley Bay’s famous Di Meo’s ice cream parlour have created their own special flavour for the event - it’s called Tynemouth Turtle and will be launched on Saturday. For those interested, it’s a caramel and pecan special.
As well as the foodie stuff and artisan traders, there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied.
Fun Little Foodies will be putting on mini chef sessions while ARTventurers Newcastle and Gateshead are offering drop-in creative and messy play activities.
There’ll be face painting and glitter art provided by Izzy’s Face Painting and Glitter, craft activities put on by North Tyneside’s recycling team and Sport North Tyneside will be hosting a giant games, archery, street golf and mini Olympics.
Access to the priory and castle will also be permitted, usually costing £19.80 per family.
Explore Tynemouth Priory and Castle (usual cost £19.80 per family).