Topsham’s food festival is coming to town

PUBLISHED: 12:30 01 July 2016


It’s the time of year everybody’s taste buds start to tingle as the Topsham food festival comes to town.

This weekend Topsham’s Food Festival and Nello’s Longest Table are being set up to celebrate local heritage, with the festival’s theme centring on the area’s salmon fishing history.

On the first day of the non-profit community event, on Saturday, July 2, there will be a farmers’ market selling all types delights, an exhibition on salmon fishing in Topsham from the past, chefs preparing seafood from around the area, food stalls selling delicious grub in the evening and live music to keep the partying going on throughout the night.

Celebrations continue over to Sunday as the community is expected to turn out in force to assemble Nello’s Longest Table, the fifth staging of the event, which first started in 2008.

The event is going to use 350 tables. Chairs will not be supplied.

At the end of the event, people will be able to feast on exciting foods from around the area.

Marc Millon, a food, wine and traveller writer in the town, believes the festival is a brilliant way to bring the community together.

He said: “I think it is an opportunity to really celebrate Topsham’s fishing heritage and to celebrate wonderful foods from this area.

“It is a great way to bring the community together on Topsham’s quays, which is a wonderful space.”

Entry to the event is free and all proceeds made from the festival are to be shared by community organisations, including Topsham Community Association and Force Cancer Charity.

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