Preview: Chow Down at The Piece Hall, Halifax

The Piece Hall in Halifax will once again play host to Chow Down, the mammoth food and drink festival which was such a huge success last year.  Both the late May bank holiday and the August bank holiday week-ends will sandwich a July weekender, giving us all plenty of opportunity to enjoy and repeat through the summer.

Last year, over 120,000 visitors sampled the delights of the many independent food and drinks stalls, accompanied by live music and family-friendly fun. We’ll know more soon about which food vendors will be there, offering international cuisine for every taste and diet.

Simon Fogal, founder of Chow Down and Leeds Indie Food, had this to say:

“We loved Chow Down last year, and by the looks of the footfall, so did all of our guests! So we thought it was only right to bring it back for 2019. As well as our guest weekenders site in Lincoln, we’re so happy to be back in the stunning environment of Halifax’s Piece Hall.

Expect live music, DJs, workshops and more family activities, alongside your massive helpings of amazing food and drinks  – don’t worry, Chow Down has got these summer weekends covered!”

Nicky Chance-Thompson, Chief Executive of The Piece Hall Trust, was equally enthusiastic: 

“We are really pleased that The Piece Hall will once again host the hugely successful food festival Chow Down following their debut here last year.  It was the place to be to soak up all that glorious sunshine, with amazing food and drink pop-ups from across the North, alongside great music and activities, attracting around 120,000 people over four weekends. Even if we don’t get that astounding weather again (though fingers are firmly crossed), there’s no doubt that this summer’s three festival weekenders will be packed with fabulous food and fun for all ages.”

MAY WEEKENDER:          24th/25th/26th/27th
JULY WEEKENDER:         26th/27th/28th
AUGUST WEEKENDER:   23rd/24th/25th/26th

There’s more information here.

Photographs provided by Chapter 81.


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