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Taste Cumbria in Cockermouth this weekend!

Luke Stamper

Luke Stamper

Posted on 20 September 2022

 It's time for the county's flagship food festival - Taste Cumbria is back in Cockermouth this weekend.

The event takes place in the heart of the town on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.  
The ever-popular producers’ market will take place on Main Street, while over in Memorial Gardens Car Park, off Wakefield Road, will be the drinks tent, live music stage, picnic area and fairground. Market Place will host a Street Party with the town’s businesses selling food and drink on the street, plus acoustic music, street art, circus skills and face painting. 
New for 2022 is a Q&A with famed food writer Grace Dent and BBC Radio Cumbria’s Mike Zeller, a quiz night with stand up comedian and broadcaster Steffen Peddie, and a Supper Club with Alec Anderson from West Cumbria-based Takeaway@Home who will be cooking a locally-sourced feast at Cockermouth Cricket Club. 
There will also be the chance to watch some of the county’s amazing chefs in the demo kitchen – this year the line-up includes Cartmell’s Irini Tzortzoglou, the MasterChef winner, and TV chef Peter Sidwell from Keswick who will be streaming his online show from the festival. 
Taste Cumbria is organised by Allerdale Borough Council and supported by Cockermouth Town Council, The Coffee Kitchen Bakery, Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, Tractor Shed Brewing, The Trout Hotel, Peter Sidwell, Cockermouth Cricket Club, Tithe Tap, Rock With and Newsquest Cumbria. 
Councillor Mike Johnson, the Leader of Allerdale Borough Council, encouraged locals and visitors alike to visit the festival. He said: “I hope you’ll have a great time at Taste Cumbria this weekend. The weekend is packed with things to see and do. 
“Your trip to Cockermouth will also help the region’s economy. The 2019 Taste Cumbria festival in Cockermouth attracted 25,000 visitors and brought £2.2 million into the local economy. That’s another reason why attractions like this are so important and why Allerdale Borough Council is so committed to bringing you these fantastic events.” 
For more information, email or call 01900 702969. 
Follow Taste Cumbria on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. 
This festival will be followed by another festive favourite - Taste Cumbria Christmas in Cockermouth on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December 2022.