Bolton to host speciality market 

19/08/09

A German beer garden is the highlight of a speciality market being held during Bolton's annual Food and Drink Festival.

The large market, featuring more than 30 European traders selling everything from food and drink to arts and crafts, will be in Victoria Square from August 28 to 30.

And council chiefs have secured the services of Arnd Baggen, who has been trading at the popular Manchester Christmas Markets for more than eight years.

He will bring a host of stallholders to Bolton for the first time, with his traders hoping to tempt customers with authentic German food and drink all served up from traditional wooden chalets. A beer garden will play host to a Bavarian beer house selling specialist German brews and wines. Bavarian cheeses and pancakes will also be on sale.

Other stallholders will add to the atmosphere with a halal Moroccan food outlet, a Spanish paella house and French delicacies on offer.

Local producers will also sell quality food throughout the Square and along Oxford Street. Stroll through stalls abundant with mouthwatering produce; from homemade icecream, and Indian spices, to fresh juices and gorgeous Greek grub, there’ll be something to tickle everyone's taste buds.

Bolton's fourth Food and Drink Festival, sponsored by Warburton's, will feature celebrity chefs James Martin and the Hairy Bikers entertaining audiences with cooking demonstrations.

Councillor John Byrne, Bolton Council's Executive Member for Development, said: "The market is one of the real highlights of this year's festival. Whether you're a serious foodie or someone who just appreciates good food and drink, I'm sure that people will enjoy soaking up the continental atmosphere. So come down over the Bank Holiday weekend, bring your friends, bring the family and have a great time."

There’ll also be special offers in the town's restaurants, bars and pubs, during the festival and throughout September. Full details are available online, please click on the link on the right hand side.

Visitors can also park in Breightmet Street car park at a special all day rate for £1 on Friday and Saturday of the event. Pay and display car parks managed by NCP and on-street parking are also free on Sunday.

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