Flavours Food Festival 2024 to serve up more tasty delights and family fun in Barnsley

Savour the moment as Flavours Food Festival returns to The Glassworks Square in BarnsleySavour the moment as Flavours Food Festival returns to The Glassworks Square in Barnsley
Savour the moment as Flavours Food Festival returns to The Glassworks Square in Barnsley | Barnsley Council
Get your taste buds ready for a gastronomic extravaganza as Flavours Food Festival returns - promising to be bigger and tastier than ever before!

With more than 70 stalls, live music, and entertainment galore, this culinary fiesta is set to take over Barnsley town centre from Thursday to Sunday, May 16 to 19.

Prepare to be wowed as the festival, now in its third year, transforms The Glass Works Square into a foodie paradise.

For more information about the Flavours Food Festival and other town centre events, visit https://theglassworksbarnsley.com/events/flavours-food-festival-2024.

Last year drew crowds by the thousands, and this year promises even more excitement with expanded offerings and attractions.

The highlight of the town’s culinary calendar will boast an exciting line-up of street food vendors for 2024, offering something for everyone with flavours from all over the world including Italy, Turkey, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Canada and more.

But it isn’t all about the food, with live music, three bars serving the finest beers and cocktails, and a fantastic range of artisan crafters, makers, artists and more.

Barnsley has always had a strong affiliation with markets, and this year, the historic Barnsley Market at the centre of The Glass Works is celebrating its 775th anniversary.

As part of the celebration, Barnsley Market will be open until 5pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a special Sunday market from 10am-4pm on Sunday, May 19.

The Flavours Food Festival kickstarts an exciting year-long events calendar in The Glass Works and Barnsley town centre with Barnsley Live and the new Barnsley 10k taking place in June, Barnsley’s Big Weekend including the Brassed On! festival in July, the Garden Party in September and Barnsley Bright Nights and the return of the Barnsley Christmas Market bringing us into the festive season.

Matt O’Neill, Executive Director of Growth and Sustainability for Barnsley Council, said:“It is fantastic that we are able to bring the Flavours Food Festival back to The Glass Works again this year, and the continued success means we can expand the festival and welcome more visitors to our fantastic town centre this spring.

“The Glass Works Square allows us as a local council to deliver a packed programme of free, family-friendly events in Barnsley town centre, and this year we plan to take full advantage of The Glass Works, our historic market, the wider town centre and the expanded public realm around the newly opened Market Gate Bridge, with as many events as possible throughout the year.

“We have an amazing offer within Barnsley town centre and want to extend a warm Barnsley welcome to all our visitors and residents. We want everyone to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the Flavours Food Festival, as well as exploring the wider food, drink and leisure offering including Cineworld, Superbowl UK, The Botanist, Barnsley Market, The Victorian Arcade and more.

“Whilst you are discovering the fantastic eateries in the town centre, you can also be in with the chance to win a £50 Barnsley Gift Card when you eat at selected venues. Find out more at: barnsley.gov.uk/events. 

For more information about the Flavours Food Festival and other town centre events, visit: theglassworksbarnsley.com/events.

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