Record numbers attend the biggest Great Malvern Food Festival to date

Around 5000 visitors flocked to the Great Malvern Food Festival on Bank Holiday Monday, 30 May, making it the biggest food festival yet.

The event, organised by Malvern Hills District Council and supported by Boffy Arts Markets, took place in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory Church, packed with over 60 stalls of high quality food and drink produced in the town and surrounding area.

Event highlights included a lively performance from the Rock Choir with over 100 singers, the Friday Beer Company talked on stage about the brewing process, and top local chefs Jason Lynas, Pam Chen Moore and Lizzy Hughes demonstrated some great mouth-watering recipes.

Malvern Priory Church also had a successful Bank Holiday Monday with over 1500 visitors recorded.

The Malvern Munch food walk also took place over the Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 29 May, which saw over 150 walkers and volunteers enjoy a leisurely seven mile walk over the Malvern Hills with local food, drink and live music.

Malcolm Salisbury, Economic Development Officer at Malvern Hills District Council said: “The event was a fantastic success, everyone had a brilliant time in the sunshine trying all sorts of foods from Malvern to the Caribbean, and some stallholders sold out. It is growing year by year, and we are delighted that the turnout was so huge; it’s great for the town.”