Taste of Wickham festival to be opened by the Mayor

Press Release: 11/09/2014

Wickham Square

This Sunday (14 September) from 10am to 4pm “Taste of Wickham” will take over the market town’s historic Square. With scenes reminiscent of times gone by, parking spots will be replaced with market stalls, musicians will replace car horns, the smell of barbeques and hog roasts will fill the air. There will even be a pen full of goats!

Bringing it back to a more modern affair will be cookery demonstrations, free activities for children such as a bouncy castle and face painting, and shopping opportunities galore.

The Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Eileen Berry, will open the event at 10am by cutting the festival cake. This will signal the start of a day full of food, dancing, music, shopping, pampering and perhaps even winning. A raffle will be drawn at 4pm by Deputy Mayor, Cllr Angela Clear, with prizes such as £50 vouchers for Greens Restaurant and Wispers hairdresser as well as hampers with local produce.

The event has been organised by an energetic and passionate group of volunteers, helped along by Market Towns Development Officer for Winchester City Council, Heidi Isa. The group has succeeded in gaining funding for the event from various sources including corporate sponsorship and a grant from Awards for All.

The Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Berry, said:

It will be an absolute pleasure to open the Taste of Wickham event this Sunday. Everyone involved has put so much effort into its organisation and it’s an honour to be there to see it all come together.