Rain fails to dampen spirits at third food festival

More than 50 stalls packed into Reepham’s Market Place and Bircham Centre gardens on Sunday 26 May to bring new tastes and flavours to hordes of visitors at the third Reepham Food Festival organised by Reepham & District Rotary Club.


Despite a few showers arriving early afternoon, brisk business was done, with some stallholders selling their stock by the middle of the day; several have already emailed to reserve a pitch for next year!
Reepham WI arranged a series of cookery demonstrations, where visitors gathered to see techniques including pasta-making and cake decoration, while Andrew Jones from the Dial House showed how to make lobster the centre of a stylish fruits de mer.
Reepham High School science ambassadors conducted hands-on experiments for young people, while the students who look after the allotment conducted visitors around their plots. Prizes were also awarded for the Junior Masterchef competition held at the high school on 10 May.
The festival closed with a buffet supper in the Town Hall using produce from stallholders, with a bar from Panther Brewery. Guests were entertained by some amazing musical talents from students at Reepham High School.
More photographs of the day by John Tym can be seen on the food festival website or John Tym's food festival photo gallery.
The Reepham Food Festival’s principal sponsor was Vattenfall, developer of the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms.
Richard Cooke

Reepham High School student Florence Mason receiving her third prize in the Junior Masterchef competition from Reepham & District Rotary Club president Steve Griggs. Photos: John Tym

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