Those who love food, flocked to Wimborne Food and Drink Festival held on Saturday (24 October). The imaginative event was spread throughout the town and included a vibrant and colourful Anonymous Travelling Market in Willow Walk, which provided delicious food-to-go with artisan makers and producers. Arts, crafts and vintage stalls added to the mix. On top of this, there were slices of live music and, not far from the stage, Waitrose was giving away mince pies.
In the Rising Sun car park was a chance to win a Mercedes Benz for the weekend, and stalls galore, further entertainment and demonstrations could be found on Minster Green, in the square and in the Cornmarket. Dorset Food and Drink, and the Dorset Farmers Market offered a huge variety to eat and drink on the spot, or to take home with you. From New Orleans Po-Boy (a nice, big, juicy sandwich) to sausages, freshly cooked pizza, Greek and Mexican delights, the foodies in Wimborne were spoilt for choice. And for afters? Biscuits, cakes and sweet treats including as much fudge as you could possibly wish for, were in abundance.
Mayor of Wimborne, Cllr Shane Bartlett paid tribute to the organiser Jenny Brown and said, “It’s wonderful that we have this festival to bring people into the town. Wimborne is becoming the eating mecca in East Dorset.”